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SCED speaks to media on expansion and development plan of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, on the expansion and development plan of the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort at the Legislative Council (LegCo) Complex today (November 28):

Reporter: Mr So, are you caught by surprise that lawmakers actually moved a motion asking you to postpone the expansion plan being that they are not happy with the lack of information or so ...?

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development: Actually, I was not surprised because before the meeting a motion has already been tabled by legislator Claudia Mo. So I am not surprised that there will be more motions that would be tabled. Basically, each motion expressed a position. As you can see, members would have a lot of positions. We will try to answer a lot of these questions. Any time when there is a proposal for injection of capital or what not, there will always be a lot of issues that would be dug up. So, I am not surprised about that. In the injection of capital to Disney, I will not underestimate the difficulty involved. That's why I mentioned last week that it needs super power, and we will be bringing a lot of super power characters into this new and exciting theme park for everyone to enjoy. I hope that the LegCo members will also see that it is something positive that we need to move forward. It is good for Hong Kong. I hope that the LegCo members can really act fast and it is important that we enhance the competitiveness of our theme park in Hong Kong.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Monday, November 28, 2016
Issued at HKT 15:10