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Government establishes Arboriculture and Horticulture Industry Development Advisory Committee
     The Development Bureau (DEVB) announced today (May 29) the establishment of the Arboriculture and Horticulture Industry Development Advisory Committee and the appointment of 12 non-official members for a term of two years from June 1, 2020.
     Appointed by the Secretary for Development, the Committee will advise on issues related to the Registration Scheme for Tree Management Personnel, the Study Sponsorship Scheme and Trainee Programme under the Urban Forestry Support Fund, and the development and the manpower supply and demand of the arboriculture and horticulture industry.
     The Committee comprises a wide range of experienced academics, practitioners and vocational trainers from the trade associations, unions, professional groups and higher education and vocational training institutions in the industry. 
     A spokesman for the DEVB said, "This composition will offer broad perspective and pragmatic insight on a wide range of issues related to the industry's development."
     The membership of the Committee is set out below:
Deputy Secretary for Development (Works) 1
Non-official Members (Individuals)
Professor Leslie Chen Hung-chi
Mr Kingsley Choi Lim-cho
Mr Ho For-hei
Mr Daniel Ho Tat-pui
Ms Iris Hoi
Mr Lai Ka-ming
Dr Allen Lim Miaw-shin
Mr Victor Man Kwok-hing
Mr Ken So Kwok-yin
Dr Peter Yau
Non-official Members (Institutions)
Construction Industry Council
Vocational Training Council
Official Members
Head of Greening, Landscape, and Tree Management Section, DEVB
Representative of Education Bureau
Representative of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
Representative of Highways Department
Representative of Housing Department
Representative of Leisure and Cultural Services Department
Ends/Friday, May 29, 2020
Issued at HKT 14:00
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