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SCS visits Central and Western District (with photos)

@@The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Paul Tang, visited Central and Western District today (September 22) to learn about the latest developments in the district and to meet with district council members.

@@Accompanied by the Chairman of Central and Western District Council, Mr David Yip Wing-shing, and the District Officer (Central and Western), Miss Cheryl Chow, Mr Tang first proceeded to the 121C Plastic Recycling Centre. Named after its location at 121C, Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, the Centre is part of the Source Separation of Waste Programme in the Central and Western District and Mid-Levels. With funding support from the Environment and Conservation Fund, the Centre serves 210 buildings in the district and collects some 8 tonnes of waste plastic every month. The 121C Project has also been extended to cover glass and waste computers.

@@Mr Tang noted that besides promoting waste recycling, the 121C Project also works with voluntary organisations to provide vocational training to youngsters by recruiting them as environmental protection or waste recycling ambassadors. Mr Tang chatted with youngsters participating in the 121C Project to better understand their work and to learn about their experience on serving the community.

@@Mr Tang then paid a visit to PMQ, a Conserving Central initiative. A Grade 3 historic building, PMQ is situated on the former site of Central School (Queen's College) and the former Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters. The site has now been transformed into a landmark for Hong Kong's creative industries. Accompanied by staff of PMQ, Mr Tang visited the original site of Central School and noted that the Underground Interpretation Area is formed by two of the longest foundation remains of Central School. Floor tiles and fragments of building materials excavated have also been displayed in the area.

@@Before concluding his visit, Mr Tang met with district council members to hear their views on various developments in the district and other matters of community concern.

Ends/Monday, September 22, 2014
Issued at HKT 18:35


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