SFST visits Tsuen Wan District (with photos)

     The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr James Lau, visited Tsuen Wan District this afternoon (February 15).
     Mr Lau first visited the Mills, a revitalisation project that turned textile factories into a destination for innovation, culture and learning. His first stop there was the Mills Fabrica, an incubator that boosts the growth of innovative start-ups in the fashion, textile and technology industries by offering hardware facilities, financial support and business advice to industry professionals. It also serves as a platform for start-ups to connect with their strategic partners for creative exchange and business development.
     He then visited the Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile at the conserved and renovated former cotton spinning mills. He said he was pleased to note that the Centre will hold seminars and workshops to engage the community in the culture and art of textiles and build appreciation of the crucial contribution of the trade to Hong Kong's industrial development.

     Next, Mr Lau toured the product showcase of various designers and manufacturers at the Mills Shopfloor, an integrated zone for learning and experiential retail. He said he appreciated that visitors could take part in interactive activities to explore the inspiration, innovation and production process of the products.
     Mr Lau later met with the Chairman of the Tsuen Wan District Council, Mr Chung Wai-ping, and other members to exchange views on issues of concern, including management fees of the Mandatory Provident Fund, tax measures and the impact of China-US trade friction.

Ends/Friday, February 15, 2019
Issued at HKT 18:05