CS visits Eastern District (with photos)

     The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, visited Eastern District today (July 18). Also joining the visit were two secondary school students participating in the "Be a Government Official for a Day" programme. They first visited Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU) to keep abreast of the latest developments of the post-secondary institution and exchange views with young people. 
     Accompanied by the District Officer (Eastern), Mr Simon Chan, and the Chairman of the Eastern District Council, Mr Wong Kin-pan, Mr Cheung toured the Research Complex of HKSYU, including the Jockey Club Multimedia Production Centre, a student dormitory and amenity facilities. He also attended a demonstration of multimedia production.
     He was pleased to learn that the Research Complex which was built on land granted by the Government complemented well HKSYU's plan to strengthen academic research and extend the development of postgraduate programmes. He stressed that the current-term Government attached great importance to nurturing talent. Since assumption of office, the Government has launched $3.6 billion worth of measures, covering the entire education system including post-secondary education.

     Mr Cheung then had direct dialogue with students who previously participated in the E-League Programme and said that the Government would listen and respond to the views and aspirations of young people through different channels. He hoped that young people would seize the opportunities offered by the Programme and develop a positive outlook on life.
     The E-League Programme, launched by the Eastern District Office, is part of Government's efforts in supporting youth development. It aims at establishing a robust youth network within the district and providing diverse and holistic learning opportunities such as seminars, visits and exchange programmes to the Mainland and overseas.
     Before the visit concluded, Mr Cheung met Eastern District Council members to listen to their views on various development issues and matters of concern to the local community. 

Ends/Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Issued at HKT 18:43