Secretary for Development visits Guangzhou urban development projects (with photos)

The Secretary for Development, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (February 19) continued her visit to Guangzhou to learn more about the urban development in the province.

In the morning, Mrs Lam visited a creative arts centre, the Redtory. Originally a canning factory in the Soviet style, the abandoned factory compound has been converted into a creative art centre with units available for renting by individual artists.

Mrs Lam then visited Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Pazhou Complex) and Asian Games Town. Pazhou Complex is the hosting venue of the annual China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair). Asia Games Town is located in the southern part of Guangzhou. Now that the Asian Games has taken place, the area will undergo further construction work to convert it into a residential area accommodating up to 100,000 people, in the process assisting the further development of adjacent cities.

In the afternoon, Mrs Lam toured Guangzhou South Railway Station in Panyu. Operational since January 2010, Guangzhou South Railway Station serves as a composite transport interchange where passengers can conveniently switch between express rail link, metro, taxi and bus services. 

Having completed her two-day visit to Guangzhou, Mrs Lam returned to Hong Kong this evening.

Ends/Saturday, February 19, 2011
Issued at HKT 19:24


The Secretary for Development, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (February 19) tours the Redtory, a creative arts centre. Mrs Lam visits an exhibition area which is converted from an abandoned factory in the Redtory. Mrs Lam tours Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Pazhou Complex). Mrs Lam visits Guangzhou South Railway Station to learn about the town planning of the surrounding region.