The Secretary for Development, Mr Paul Chan, will leave for Singapore tomorrow morning (June 1) to represent Hong Kong at the 10th Ministers' Forum on Infrastructure Development in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Initiated by Japan in 1995, the forum aims to provide ministers and senior officials of 20 member countries and regions in the Asia-Pacific region with an international platform to discuss strategies and policies on infrastructure development and share views and experiences.
The theme of the forum this year is "Infrastructure for Sustainable Development: Creating Liveable Communities". Mr Chan will speak on Hong Kong's future strategy in this area. He will also sign a joint declaration with other representatives that will demonstrate the joint commitment and solidarity of member countries and regions to promote sustainable development and create liveable communities.
During the visit, Mr Chan will hold a bilateral meeting with the Minister for National Development of Singapore, Mr Khaw Boon Wan. He will also meet the Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore, Ms Grace Fu.
Accompanying Mr Chan to the forum will be the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Wai Chi-sing, and the Deputy Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Chan Chi-ming.
Mr Chan will return to Hong Kong in the morning of June 2. During Mr Chan's absence, the Under Secretary for Development, Mr Eric Ma, will be the Acting Secretary for Development.
Ends/Saturday, May 31, 2014
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