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LegCo Panel on Transport departs for Singapore to conduct overseas duty visit

The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

     The Legislative Council (LegCo) Panel on Transport will depart for Singapore tomorrow (September 23) to begin its four-day overseas duty visit.

     The purpose of the visit is to study the experience of Singapore Government in public transport and traffic control. Members will obtain first-hand information on the relevant policies and initiatives in the development and provision of public transport facilities and traffic management measures. They will also take this opportunity to study and observe the application of Information Technology in traffic management, the operation and management of the fully automatic, driverless Mass Rapid Transit system in Singapore as well as the development and operation of the Light Rail Transit system.

     The delegation will meet with the Minister for Transport and members of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Transport. In addition, delegation members will exchange views with representatives from relevant Government bodies and the bus and rail operator in Singapore.
The itinerary of the visit is as follows:

September 23 (Tuesday)
PM     Arrive at Singapore

PM     Visit to cycling facilities near Pasir Ris

September 24 (Wednesday)
AM     Visit to Marina Bay Cruise Centre and
       connecting transport facilities

AM     Visit to the Hong Kong Economic and Trade
       Office in Singapore

PM     Meeting with the Minister for Transport

September 25 (Thursday)
AM     Visit to the Singapore Parliament and meeting
       with the Government Parliamentary Committee
       for Transport

PM     Visit to the SBS Transit and tour of the North
       East Line's Operations Control Centre and an
       Integrated Transport Hub

September 26 (Friday)
AM     Visit to the Land Transport Authority

PM     Depart for Hong Kong

     The delegation is led by the Chairman of the Panel, Mr Chan Kam-lam. Other members include the Deputy Chairman of the Panel, Mr Gary Fa; Mr Michael Tien, Mr Chan Han-pan, Mr Poon Siu-ping and Mr Tony Tse.

Ends/Monday, September 22, 2014
Issued at HKT 20:27


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