Following is the transcript of remarks made by the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Stephen Lam, to the media after officiating at the launching ceremony of a Sichuan reconstruction projects donation drive organised by the 512 Young Engineers Alliance this (January 10) morning:
Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs: In respect of the reconstruction of Sichuan, we are very grateful to the Legislative Council for the previous support which has been rendered to enable us to have two billion dollars of funding to finance the capital reconstruction projects. We are now in the process of preparing a second stage submission report to the Legislative Council. This will be put forth following the Chinese New Year, and we hope that we would be able to secure support among Legislative Council Members for the additional funding so that we can roll forward reconstruction projects in the medical, education, social services, and other fields, including the reconstruction of the Wolong Natural Reserve Projects. Thank you very much.
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
Ends/Saturday, January 10, 2009