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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 the meeting of the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council (LegCo) today (July 18):

     Reporter: How confident do you think the item can be passed in October and which parties would you approach to get their support?

     Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development: I am confident that everybody wants the best for Hong Kong. I think the Innovation and Technology Bureau is appropriate and is really the way forward. I think everyone agrees with that direction. Therefore, I will and my colleagues will continue to liaise with the LegCo members. Hopefully that when we come back and everybody is onside, we can push ahead with this agenda.

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

Ends/Saturday, July 18, 2015
Issued at HKT 16:46