Hong Kong Customs fully supports National Security Education Day (with photos)

     Hong Kong Customs has been playing an important role in safeguarding national security and is giving its full support to National Security Education Day organised by the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The department held the Hong Kong Customs College Open Day today (April 14) to promote national security education to members of the public through a series of interactive activities and allow them to learn about the department's work on safeguarding nation security from multiple perspectives.

     The open day featured a wide range of activities, including an exhibition on national security education to enhance public understanding of national security and introduce Customs' work in safeguarding national security. Specially-made sweet buns and milk tea carrying the message of safeguarding national security were distributed to visitors. In addition, game booths were set up to introduce the department's responsibility to perform its gatekeeping role in an interactive manner. Visitors not only enjoyed the performances by members of the Customs and Excise Department Band, Guards of Honour, Dragon and Lion Dance Team, Detector Dog Team as well as schools and youth groups from various districts, but also watched the National Security Cup 3x3 Basketball Tournament. Other programmes included the display of vehicle X-ray inspection system, guided tours to the Professional Development Training Block, the experience of the Cave Automatic Virtual Environment System and the display of firearms and weapons.

     The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-ki, the Secretary for Security, Mr Tang Ping-keung, and the Under Secretary for Security, Mr Michael Cheuk, also attended the event. 

     Moreover, Guards of Honour will participate in the flag raising ceremony held by the Security Bureau and its disciplinary forces and auxiliary services at the Hong Kong Police College tomorrow (April 15). The Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Ms Louise Ho; the Deputy Commissioner (Management and Strategic Development), Mr Chan Tsz-tat; and the Deputy Commissioner (Control and Enforcement), Mr Mark Woo, will attend the ceremony.

Ends/Sunday, April 14, 2024
Issued at HKT 21:58