The Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Mrs Carrie Yau today (November 22) led an inter-departmental working g roup to inspect the preparation work being made in Guangzhou for the vessels joining the parade in the East Asian Games (EAG) opening ceremony.
The group inspected the parade boats at the Dockyard of the Guangzhou Southern Ship Building Limited and learnt about the progress of the preparation work, particularly on the safety arrangements.
Mrs Yau was glad to learn that good progress had been made and the preparation work of the boat parade was proceeding smoothly. She believed that the vessels could come to Hong Kong as scheduled to join the performance at the opening ceremony of EAG.
Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Vincent Liu; Assistant Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Miss Olivia Chan; the Chief Executive Officer of the 2009 East Asian Games (Hong Kong) Limited, Mr Johnny Woo and representatives from the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department and the Marine Department accompanied Mrs Yau on the visit to Guangzhou.
The EAG Opening Ceremony will be held on December 5 at the Victoria Harbour with a floating stage to be set up on the harbour. A boat parade in which more than 40 large and small vessels will take part and special light effects together with a magnificent fireworks display will create an impressive performance at sea.
Ends/Sunday, November 22, 2009
Picture shows the Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Mrs Carrie Yau and the inter-departmental working group members learning about the progress of the boat parade at the Dockyard in Guangzhou.