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SLW to visit Guangzhou next Monday

    The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, will pay a two-day official visit to Guangzhou next Monday and Tuesday (June 2 and 3).

    During his visit, Mr Cheung will call on the Director-General of the Department of Labour and Social Security of Guangdong Province, Mr Liu Youjun. Mr Cheung will also co-chair the second meeting of the Hong Kong/Guangdong Expert Group on Social Welfare Co-operation with the Director-General of the Department of Civil Affairs of Guangdong Province, Mr Liu Hong.

    Mr Cheung will visit Hong Kong residents in a local home for the aged as well as pay home visits to Hong Kong families, including Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients and those under the Portable CSSA Scheme. He will meet staff of the International Social Service íV Hong Kong Branch which has been providing services to these families.

    Mr Cheung will also take the opportunity to visit the Guangdong Consultation Service Centre of the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions to meet with some 30 Hong Kong elders residing in Guangzhou.

    He will return to Hong Kong on Tuesday evening.

Ends/Saturday, May 31, 2008
Issued at HKT 11:00


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