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Appointments to Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation
     The Development Bureau announced today (January 3) that the Secretary for Development has appointed Professor Desmond Hui Cheuk-kuen as Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Built Heritage Conservation (ACBHC), re-appointed 11 incumbent non-official members, and appointed seven new non-official members, for a term of two years with effect from January 1, 2023.
     The Secretary for Development, Ms Bernadette Linn, said, "The ACBHC is an important advisory body to the Government on built heritage conservation as well as the operation of the Built Heritage Conservation Fund (BHCF). The Committee has contributed significantly on this front. The Committee also provides invaluable advice, leading to the smooth implementation of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme (Revitalisation Scheme).
     "The Committee comprises members from different fields and professions including architecture, historical research, social enterprise, engineering, surveying, town planning, heritage conservation, finance, business as well as art and cultural sector of the community. I look forward to working with the Committee on issues relating to built heritage conservation in Hong Kong."
     Ms Linn also expressed her gratitude to the outgoing Chairman, Professor Lau Chi-pang, and seven non-official members for their dedicated service and contributions to the Committee in the past six years.
     The ACBHC was established in 2016 to advise the Government on the operation of the BHCF. The Committee also assesses new applications and monitors existing projects under the Revitalisation Scheme, monitors the operation of the Financial Assistance for Maintenance Scheme on Built Heritage, and advises on the two Funding Schemes on public engagement projects and thematic research.
     The membership list of ACBHC with effect from January 1, 2023, is set out below:
Professor Desmond Hui Cheuk-kuen (Previous term member)
Non-official Members
Mr Joel Chan Cho-sing*
Mr David Chak Wing-pong
Ms Winnie Chiu Wing-kwan*
Mr Jason Cheung King-wai
Professor Ching May-bo*
Dr Fok Yeung-yeung
Ms Renee Hue Yi-yan
Ms Samantha Kong Wing-man
Mr Jeffrey Kwok Pak-wai
Mr Chris Lee Tsz-leung
Ms Sharon Liu Chung-gay
Ms Yanice Mak Wing-yan
Mr Francis Ngai Wah-sing*
Ms Clara Shek Ka-lai*
Ms Chloe Suen Yin-wah
Ms Karen Tang Shuk-tak*
Mr Plato Yip Kwong-to
Mr Yu Ka-sing*
Official Members
Commissioner for Heritage, Development Bureau
Assistant Director of Architectural Services (Property Services)
Assistant Director of Leisure and Cultural Services (Heritage and Museums)
* New members
Ends/Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Issued at HKT 16:05
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