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URA Welcomes New Appointments to the Board

The Chairman of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA), Mr Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, today (Friday) welcomes the appointment of nine new members as non-executive directors of the URA Board by the Government.

They are Legislative Council members Miss Tanya Chan, Mr James To Kun-sun and Mr Wong Kwok-kin; Mr Dane Cheng Ting-yat; Professor Desmond Hui Cheuk-kuen; Mr Philip Kan Siu-lun; Mr Daniel Lam Chun; Mr Almon Poon Chin-hung; and Dr John Wong Yee-him.

"With their profound expertise and experience, the newly appointed members will certainly be able to make significant contributions to the work of the URA in fulfilling its mission of achieving a sustainable urban regeneration programme - one that will not only improve the livelihood of residents living in the old districts but also provide a continuous impetus for Hong Kong's economic and social development," said Mr Cheung.

"We look forward to working closely together as a team with our stakeholders in the community to take forward our initiatives with new thinking," he added.

Mr Cheung also welcomes the re-appointment of Mr Walter Chan Kar-lok and Dr Isaac Ng Ka-chui as non-executive directors of the URA Board.

On behalf of the Board, Mr Cheung expresses his most sincere appreciation for the many contributions that the nine retiring members have made, not just to URA, but to urban regeneration in Hong Kong as a whole.

They are Legislative Council members Mr Chan Kam-lam and Mr Fred Li Wah-ming; Mr Maurice Lee Wai-man; Mr Lo Chung-hing; Professor David Lung Ping-yee; Mr Wan Chi-keung; Mr Stephen Yip; Mr Howard Young and Dr Allan Zeman.

"The achievements of the URA since its founding years and the improvement of city fabric owed much to their dedication, guidance and wise counsel," Mr Cheung added.