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Youth commission meets

Chief Secretary John Lee today chaired the Youth Development Commission's ninth meeting where members welcomed the new youth development initiatives and the direction of reorganising the Government structure to foster and support youth development in the 2021 Policy Address.   The commission will actively follow up on the Chief Executive’s invitation to explore the introduction of a new funding scheme to subsidise eligible non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to organise projects that are conducive to nurturing young people's positive thinking.   It will roll out a new thematic funding scheme on outdoor adventure training activities for more NGOs to provide systematic and quality outdoor adventure training activities for young people.   Members were also briefed on the latest progress of the Funding Scheme for Youth Entrepreneurship in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme, as well as the details of relevant Polic

Ronald Lam to be Director of Health

The Government announced today that Centre for Health Protection Controller Dr Ronald Lam will take up the post of Director of Health on September 21, succeeding Dr Constance Chan who will start her pre-retirement leave.   Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip said he is confident that Dr Lam will be able to lead the Department of Health to meet the challenges ahead.   “Dr Lam possesses profound professional knowledge and experience, and has proven leadership and management skills.”    On the retirement of Dr Chan, Mr Nip praised her for her contributions.   "Dr Chan has served with professionalism and commitment in the civil service throughout the past 33 years. As Director of Health, Dr Chan has made sustained efforts in leading the department to safeguard the health of the community through promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services.”   Mr Nip added that in the face of the severe COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Chan has displayed resolve and perseverance in leading the department to rise to the challenges.   He wished her a fulfilling and happy retirement.   Click here for their biographies.

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