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SCED visits Tai Po District

     The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, visited Tai Po District today (February 21) where he toured the Green Hub, a revitalised historic building under the "Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme" (Revitalisation Scheme), and the market in Fu Shin Street. He also met with members of the Tai Po District Council (TPDC) to get a better understanding of the district's latest developments.

     Mr Yau first visited the Green Hub, where he was briefed on its operation, environmental education programmes and highlights of the building's revitalisation and conservation. Built in 1899, the Green Hub was formerly the Old Tai Po Police Station, a Grade 1 historic building and the first police station and Police Headquarters in the New Territories. The building was converted into the Green Hub by the Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden under the Revitalisation Scheme to promote sustainable living. During the visit, representatives of the Green Hub's education programmes briefed Mr Yau on their promotional work on environmental protection in the community.

     Mr Yau then proceeded to tour Fu Shin Street, where he visited some shops in the market and talked with shop owners and members of the public on developments and issues of concern in the district.

     Before concluding his district visit, Mr Yau met with TPDC members to exchange views on district matters such as telecommunications and district tourism.

     Mr Yau said the Government has decided to proceed with switching off analogue television services at the end of November, 2020. Hong Kong will enter into an era of full digital TV broadcasting on December 1, 2020. The Government will step up its promotion at different stages to enhance public awareness for their early preparation. 

Ends/Thursday, February 21, 2019 
Issued at HKT 19:02