The Secretary for Development, Mrs Carrie Lam, led a delegation comprising government officials, the Wolong Architectural Expert Group and representatives of Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong to Wolong, Sichuan, from April 12 to 13 to inspect the Sichuan reconstruction projects supported by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government in earthquake-stricken areas.
The architectural experts in the delegation are Professor Patrick Lau, Professor Edward Ng, Professor Raymond Fung and Mr John Ng. They have assisted the HKSAR Government voluntarily in the past three years with their expert advice on the architectural designs of two flagship projects in Wolong: the Giant Panda Conservation and Disease Control Centre in Dujiangyan and the China Conservation and Research Centre for Giant Panda in Gengda. Other members of the delegation include the Deputy Chief Executive of Ocean Park, Mr Matthias Li, and the Team Leader, Sichuan Reconstruction, of the Development Bureau, Mr Mak Chai-kwong.
Accompanied by representatives of the relevant departments of the Sichuan Provincial People's Government, Mrs Lam attended unveiling ceremony of commemorative plaque for HK-funded reconstruction projects at Wolong Primary School and visited Wolong Primary School, Wolong Social Welfare Centre and the Wolong Medical and Health Centre to inspect the progress of these projects. She also visited the new campus of Gengda School in Gengda Village and the construction site of the China Conservation and Research Centre for Giant Pandas and she inspected the construction site of the Giant Panda Conservation and Disease Control Centre.