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Appointments to Board of Directors of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
     The Government today (June 30) announced that the Financial Secretary has appointed three new members to the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTPC), and re-appointed an incumbent member.

     Ms Cordelia Chung, Mr Kent Ho and Dr Kim Mak have been appointed as new board members of the HKSTPC for a period of two years from July 1, 2017.

     Mr Raymond Cheng has been re-appointed as a board member of the HKSTPC for a period of two years with effect from the same date.

     The Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang, said, "With the guidance of the Board of Directors, the corporation has started Stage 1 of the Science Park Expansion Programme and the development of two projects in the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, namely the Advanced Manufacturing Centre and the Data Technology Hub. The corporation is also making preparations to set up a subsidiary company for developing the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park in the Lok Ma Chau Loop. We are confident that the Board of Directors, with their extensive experience and knowledge, will help the corporation complete these important tasks which are essential to Hong Kong's innovation and technology development."

     The term of five incumbent board members, Miss Nisa Leung, Professor Paul Tam, Professor Wong Wing-shing, Ms Winnie Yeung and Professor Albert Yu, will expire today (June 30).

     "The outgoing members have provided valuable contributions to steering the corporation in pursuing its public mission. The achievements of the corporation are due in no small part to their guidance and wise counsel," Mr Yang said.

     The HKSTPC, which began operation on May 7, 2001, manages the Hong Kong Science Park, three industrial estates and the InnoCentre. It provides a comprehensive range of services to cater for the needs of industry at various stages, including nurturing technology start-ups through the incubation programme, providing premises and services for applied research and development activities, and providing developed land for production.
Ends/Friday, June 30, 2017
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