The Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau (CMAB) today (July 19) launched a public consultation on the demarcation of the District boundary between Eastern and Wan Chai Districts, which will last until August 17. A local consultation forum will also be held at the end of July. Members of the public are welcome to express their views.
"On reviewing the number of elected seats for the fifth-term District Council (DC), we noticed that there were views that after the abolition of appointed seats, the Wan Chai DC would have a relatively small number of elected seats while the Eastern DC would have a relatively large one. The daily operation of both DCs may be affected as a result. Therefore, some suggested the Government to consider adjusting the district boundary between Eastern and Wan Chai Districts by transferring some DC elected seats from the Eastern DC to the Wan Chai DC," said a spokesman for the CMAB.
"After listening to the preliminary opinions of the two DCs, the Administration is considering a proposal to transfer two DC constituency areas, i.e. Tin Hau (C16) and Victoria Park (C18) from Eastern District to Wan Chai District. The CMAB has consulted the Wan Chai DC and the Eastern DC on July 2 and July 4 respectively."
The Administration will hold a local consultation forum on July 31 to gauge the views of district personalities on the matter. Details of the forum are as follows:
Date: July 31, 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 7.15pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre
Hong Kong Central Library
G/F, 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
(Seats are available on a first-come,
Relevant information is available on the website of the CMAB at www.cmab.gov.hk/en/issues/demarcation.htm. Members of the public are welcome to send their views by mail, facsimile or e-mail on or before August 17, 2013:
Address: Team 2, Constitutional and Mainland
Affairs Bureau, Central Government Offices,
12/F, East Wing, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar,
Fax number: 2840 1976
e-mail address: email@example.com
"All views received will be considered before the Government makes a decision as to whether to transfer some DC elected seats from the Eastern DC to the Wan Chai DC," the spokesman added.
Ends/Friday, July 19, 2013