SCED visits Wan Chai District
The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, visited Wan Chai District today (July 9) to learn about the district's latest developments and needs. He called at a school and a co-working space, and met with members of Wan Chai District Council.
Mr Yau first visited Po Kok Primary School, where he was briefed by school representatives on the support measures for non-Chinese speaking students. He also watched a dance performance by students and viewed a demonstration of their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects.
He then toured WeWork and listened to various start-up entrepreneurs sharing details of their business vision. With co-working spaces set up all around the world, WeWork made its first appearance in Hong Kong in late 2016 and has now established three co-working space locations here.
Mr Yau said that Invest Hong Kong under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau organises events regularly to attract start-ups to establish a business presence in Hong Kong, as well as providing an investment matching platform for start-ups and investors. According to InvestHK's latest start-up survey, there are now over 2 200 start-ups operating in Hong Kong.
Before concluding the district visit, Mr Yau held a tea gathering with members of Wan Chai District Council to listen to their views on district matters relating to traffic, tourism, creative industries and more.
Ends/Monday, July 9, 2018