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Oct 11, 2008

Oct 11, 2008
 
 
RJC members witnessed the Signing Ceremony of the Cooperation Arrangement between Hong Kong and Sichuan
Signing Ceremony of the Cooperation Arrangement between Hong Kong and Sichuan

On 11 October 2008, 17 members of the RJC, including LegCo members Ir Dr. Hon Raymond Ho and Prof Hon Patrick Lau together with officials of the HKSAR Government, attended the “Signing Ceremony of the first batch of projects with participation of the HKSAR for post-earthquake reconstruction of Sichuan”.

At the signing ceremony, three documents were signed between the authorities of Sichuan Province and HKSARG, namely the “Cooperation Arrangement on Support of Restoration and Reconstruction in the Sichuan Earthquake Stricken Areas” signed by the Director of the Sichuan Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Mr Liu Jie with Mr. Stephen Lam, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs; the “Letter of Intent in support of the reconstruction of Provincial Road 303 for the section between Yingxiu and Wolong” signed by the Director of Sichuan Transport Department, Mr Gao Feng with the Secretary for Development, Mrs Carrie Lam; and the “Letter of Intent in support of the project on Master Planning of Wolong Natural Reserve with the participation of Ocean Park Corporation” signed by the Director-General of Forestry Department of Sichuan Province, Mr Wang Ping with the Secretary for Development, Mrs Carrie Lam and the Deputy Chief Executive of Ocean Park Corporation, Mr Matthias Li. The signing of the documents signified an important milestone of HK's participation in post-quake Sichuan Reconstruction.

In addition, members of the RJC had also participated in the meetings of the five dedicated project groups formed by Sichuan Province and HKSAR Government. In the meetings, reconstruction projects of Provincial Road 303 for the section between Yingxiu and Wolong, and projects on Wolong Natural Reserve, education, medical and integrated social welfare facilities were discussed so as to provide clear direction for the further implementation of the Sichuan post-quake reconstruction supported by Hong Kong.