SEN continues his visit in New York (with photos)

     The Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, continued his second day of visit in New York, the United States, today (September 23, New York time). He met with architectural professionals to exchange about urban sustainability and green building in the city, and visited some representative green buildings.
     Mr Wong first toured the High Line park and a new residential building with green certification nearby. He then spoke at a luncheon co-organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York and the American Institute of Architects on the topic of "Hong Kong's Transformation towards an Energy Smart and Liveable City" to share his insights on Hong Kong's way forward as a low-carbon and liveable city.
     In the afternoon, Mr Wong first visited the green waterfront implemented in the Battery Park City and met with the President of the Battery Park City Authority, Ms Shari Hyman, to learn about the sustainable urban design and green building policies. He also met with the architectural team of Brookfield Place and Visionaire in two selected green buildings in Battery Park City and toured the green features in the two complexes.
     Mr Wong will depart tomorrow (September 24, New York time) for his next stop in Washington, DC.

Ends/Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Issued at HKT 09:38