Release of Report of Independent Review Committee on Hong Kong's Franchised Bus Service

     The Government released today (January 8) the Report of the Independent Review Committee on Hong Kong's Franchised Bus Service which was submitted by the Committee to the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, on December 31, 2018. 
      In commenting on the release of the Report, Mrs Lam again expressed her deep appreciation to the Committee's Chairman, the Honourable Mr Justice Michael Victor Lunn, and members Mr Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen and Professor Lo Hong-kam for their dedicated work. 
      "I have personally studied the Committee's report which has comprehensively covered the various aspects relating to bus safety. I have asked the Transport and Housing Bureau to oversee actions by the Transport Department and other relevant parties to ensure that the Committee's recommendations are thoroughly examined and expeditiously implemented where appropriate. The Government will take proactive steps in ensuring a safe and reliable franchised bus service in Hong Kong," Mrs Lam said.
     The Report is released in full, except that, after seeking legal advice, a part of a sentence in the acknowledgement chapter of the Report is redacted to ensure a fair trial of the ongoing criminal proceedings. It can be accessed online at The Government will release the full Report after all relevant criminal legal proceedings have been concluded.

Ends/Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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