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Appointments to new term of Steering Committee of Pilot Green Transport Fund
     The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) today (March 23) announced the appointments to the Steering Committee of the Pilot Green Transport Fund for a new two-year term starting on April 1, 2017.

     The Steering Committee comprises representatives elected by the transport sectors, experts and academics in green innovative transport technologies, as well as representatives of relevant government departments. It will continue to be chaired by the President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Professor Timothy Tong.

     The Secretary for the Environment, Mr Wong Kam-sing, said, "I am deeply grateful for members' invaluable advice to the Government on the approval of funding support for testing green innovative transport technologies. While bidding farewell to outgoing members, I look forward to the continued support of all members of the new term to help improve roadside air quality and reduce carbon emissions."

     The Steering Committee's membership list for the new term is as follows:

Professor Timothy Tong Wai-cheung

Mr Chan Sam-choi*
Dr Lawrence Chan Wan-ching
Professor Christopher Chao Yu-hang*
Dr Lawrence Cheung Chi-chong*
Mr Benny Chu Kwok-ki
Dr Jackson Ho Yee-tak
Professor Dennis Leung Yiu-cheong
Mr Ling Chi-keung
Mr Ng Kwan-sing
Mr Matthew Wong Leung-pak
Representative of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
Representative of the Environmental Protection Department
Representative of the Innovation and Technology Commission
Representative of the Transport Department

* New members

Principal Environmental Protection Officer (Mobile Source Group), EPD

     The Fund was set up in March 2011 to encourage the transport sector to test green innovative and low-carbon transport technologies. The Steering Committee is to advise the Government on the approval of funding for relevant applications.

     For more information on the Fund, please visit the EPD website (www.epd.gov.hk/epd/english/environmentinhk/air/prob_solutions/pilot_green_transport_fund.html) or call the enquiry hotline on 2824 0022.
Ends/Thursday, March 23, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:00
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