CE follows up on Policy Address initiatives (with photos)

     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, visited the TWGHs Wong Fut Nam College this afternoon (October 15) to meet over 700 students from 18 secondary schools operated by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals in a seminar. Mrs Lam shared with them her vision outlined in the 2018 Policy Address and the initiatives in it, and responded to questions raised by the students.
     In the opening address, Mrs Lam shared with the students her governance philosophy and her experience in the past year as the Chief Executive. She noted that the Government has been implementing policy initiatives proactively over the past year and the initiatives have yielded remarkable outcomes in many aspects, which is a testimony that Hong Kong no doubt will scale new heights as long as Hong Kong people stand united and remain focused. Pointing out that there is no perfect solution in this world and it would be difficult to forge an absolute consensus in the community, she stressed that Hong Kong, yet, has to decide and proceed after discussions. She said that the Government will accommodate different opinions and strive ahead with the community decisively to advance Hong Kong's development.
     The Chief Executive fielded a wide range of questions raised by the students during the question-and-answer session, which include the Lantau Tomorrow Vision, revitalisation of industrial buildings, innovation and technology development, alleviating road traffic congestion, creative industries, retirement protection, electronic vehicles, street performances, electronic cigarettes, and support for pre-school children with special needs.
     In her concluding remarks, Mrs Lam stressed the "three beliefs" she mentioned in delivering her 2018 Policy Address, including the beliefs that Hong Kong people and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region are capable of building a better Hong Kong; that all sectors in the community will seize the current opportunities to boost Hong Kong's economy and livelihood; and that the country will continue to provide staunch support for Hong Kong to help Hong Kong rise to challenges and continue to inject new impetus to facilitate Hong Kong's development. Mrs Lam encouraged students to believe in themselves and at the same time believe in the school, teachers and parents that they will nurture them into future pillars of society.

Ends/Monday, October 15, 2018
Issued at HKT 23:30