Chan Chi-ming becomes CEO of HK-Shenzhen tech park

August 02, 2018 18:44
Chan Chi-ming, a former government engineer who served the city for more than three decades, will oversee the construction and operations of the HK-Shenzhen tech park. Photo: HK Govt

Chan Chi-ming, a former deputy secretary of the Development Bureau, has become the chief executive of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park (HSITP).

Chan's appointment took effect on August 1, according to an announcement this week.

During a 34-year career with the government, Chan had held management positions in various works departments.

He retired at the end of 2016 from the position of Deputy Secretary (Works) of the Development Bureau, a post where he was closely involved in formulating major public works policies and partnering with different mainland’s government departments and professional bodies to facilitate cross-border cooperation in construction and execution of projects.

Permanent Secretary for Innovation and Technology Cheuk Wing-hing noted that Chan possess ample experience in management and in overseeing construction projects, and that he is familiar with government administration.

Chan’s professional expertise in planning and development will fuel HSITP’s initial stage development, Cheuk said.

Established in October 2017, HSITP Limited is a wholly-own subsidiary of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. It is responsible for overseeing construction, operations, maintenance and management of the upcoming and innovation and tech hub.

In the 2018-2019 Budget released in March, the government proposed developing the Lok Ma Chau Loop, which occupies 87 hectares of land, into HSITP.

The administration pledged HK$20 billion for the first phase of development of HSITP.

This article appeared in the Hong Kong Economic Journal on Aug 2

Translation by Jonathan Chong

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The Hong Kong government has pledged HK$20 billion for the first phase of development of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park. Photo: HK Govt

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