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Civil Aid Service holds parade

The Civil Aid Service (CAS) held the Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and CAS 70th Anniversary Parade today at the Police College.   Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki officiated at the ceremony and acted as the reviewing officer for the parade.   To demonstrate national identity and patriotic sentiment for the motherland, the CAS has fully adopted from today, the Chinese-style foot drill that requires exacting standards, and demonstrated the drill's protocols for the first time in the parade.   As an auxiliary force under the Security Bureau, the CAS has been honouring the pledge of "provide emergency relief, serve the community" and has been rendering immediate assistance during emergencies to protect Hong Kong citizens.   During the COVID-19 epidemic, the CAS has remained steadfast on the front line of the anti-epidemic operations by rapidly assisting in setting up a number of community isolation faci

Senior appointments announced

The Government today announced four senior appointments.   Director of Marine Agnes Wong will succeed Donald Tong as Permanent Secretary for Transport & Housing (Housing)/Director of Housing on February 1.   Deputy Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development (Communications & Creative Industries) Carol Yuen will take up the post of Director of Marine on the same day.   Deputy Secretary for Development (Planning & Lands) Doris Ho will take up the post of Head, Policy Innovation & Co-ordination Office on January 18.   Deputy Commissioner of Rating & Valuation Kevin Siu will succeed Choi Lap-yiu, who will commence his pre-retirement leave, as Commissioner of Rating & Valuation on February 8.   Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip said Miss Wong, Ms Yuen and Ms Ho are seasoned Administrative Officers with proven leadership and management skills.   “I have every confidence that they will serve the community with professionalism in their new capacities.”   Commenting on the appointment of Mr Siu, Mr Nip said he has proven management and leadership skills, as well as rich professional knowledge and experience in rating and valuation work.   “I am confident that he will be able to lead the Rating & Valuation Department to meet the challenges ahead."   Click here for their biographies.
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