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Appointments to Lantau Development Advisory Committee announced

     The Government announced today (January 17) the appointment of 19 non-official members to the Lantau Development Advisory Committee for a term of two years from February 1, 2014, to January 31, 2016.

     "With the completion of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge in the coming years, Lantau will become the confluence of Hong Kong, Macau and the western Pearl River Delta (PRD). To capitalise on the benefits brought about by the mega infrastructure projects in the area and the synergy between Hong Kong and the PRD, the Chief Executive announced in his Policy Address the establishment of the Committee to map out the economic and social development strategy for Lantau," a spokesman for the Development Bureau said.

     "The non-official members of the Committee come from a wide spectrum of sectors, including members of the Legislative Council, the Heung Yee Kuk, the District Councils, think tanks and the tourism and logistics industries, and professionals and academics with vast experience and rich knowledge in the local community and their own professions/sectors. We are grateful for their agreement to serve on the Committee," the spokesman added.

     The Committee is responsible for advising the Government, through the Secretary for Development, on:

1) the social and economic development opportunities on Lantau to capitalise on its advantages as the confluence of major transport infrastructure linking Hong Kong, Macau and the western PRD, so as to meet the long-term development needs of Hong Kong; and

2) the policies, measures and specific proposals conducive to the sustainable development and conservation of Lantau.

     The membership of the Committee is as follows:

Secretary for Development

Non-official members
Mr Chan Han-pan
Mr Chan Yung
Ms Chau Chuen-heung
Dr Marvin Cheung Kin-tung
Mr Chow Yuk-tong
Mr Ivan Chu Kwok-leung
Dr Joe Fang Zhou
Mr Allen Ha Wing-on
Professor Ho Kin-chung
Mr Billy Lam Chung-lun
Mr Franklin Lam Fan-keung
Dr Peter Lam Kin-ngok
Ms Lam Lit-kwan
Mr Andrew Lam Siu-lo
Mr Lau Ping-cheung
Dr James Wang Jixian
Mr Wu Chi-wai
Mr Yiu Si-wing
Mr Randy Yu Hon-kwan

Ex-officio members
Permanent Secretary for Development (Planning and Lands) or representative
Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) or representative
Permanent Secretary for the Environment or representative
Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport) or representative
Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Housing) or representative
Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs or representative
Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Commerce, Industry and Tourism) or representative
Director of Civil Engineering and Development
Director of Planning

Ends/Friday, January 17, 2014
Issued at HKT 14:31


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