SCED speaks to media on proposed establishment of ITB
Following is the transcript of remarks made by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, at a media session on the proposed establishment of the Innovation and Technology Bureau after attending an investment promotion seminar of the China (Tianjin) Pilot Free Trade Zone today (June 24):
Reporter: Mr So, are you worried that the funding proposal for the Innovation and Technology Bureau would not be passed before the summer recess?
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development: All I could say is we'll try our best to work with LegCo (Legislative Council) members to establish the Innovation and Technology Bureau as soon as possible because this is really the demand of the industry as well as the people of Hong Kong.
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
Ends/Wednesday, June 24, 2015