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Appointment to Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee

     The Government announced today (March 29) that the Chief Executive has appointed Mr Ip Kwok-him to replace Ms Starry Lee Wai-king as a member of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee with immediate effect until June 30, 2017.  
     "We would like to express our gratitude to Ms Starry Lee Wai-king, the outgoing member, for her invaluable contributions to the work of the Committee in the past few years," a government spokesman said.  

     The Disaster Relief Fund was established by a Legislative Council resolution on December 1, 1993 to provide a ready mechanism for Hong Kong to respond swiftly to international appeals for humanitarian aid in relief of disasters that occur outside Hong Kong. The Committee is tasked to advise on disbursement from the Disaster Relief Fund and monitor the use of grants by the recipients.  

     The current membership list of the Committee is as follows:

Chief Secretary for Administration (ex-officio)

Mr Cheng Yiu-tong
Mr Ip Kwok-him
Dr Priscilla Leung Mei-fun
Mr Cheung Kwok-che
Mr Leo Kung Lin-cheng
Dr Tik Chi-yuen
Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (ex-officio)
Secretary for Labour and Welfare (ex-officio)

Ends/Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Issued at HKT 18:41


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