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The Home Affairs Bureau has on 20 March launched a 6-month public consultation on the review of the policy on Private Recreational Leases ("PRL"). Currently, there are 66 PRL sites, of which 27 are held by "private sports clubs" while the remaining 39 sites are leased to "non-profit-making organizations" or "community organizations". To consider ways to better utilize these PRL sites, the Government set up an inter-departmental working group in 2014 to review its policy on PRL. Recommendations put forward by the working group included those on lease renewal, land premium, opening up facilities and services to eligible outside bodies, scope of supporting and ancillary facilities allowed to be operated under PRL, corporate governance and principles underlying new lease applications.

The Chamber has invited Mr Yeung Tak-keung, Commissioner for Sports, to meet with members for the purpose of explaining and exchanging views on the Government's proposals.

Speaker(s) Yeung Tak-keung, Commissioner for Sports
Mr YEUNG Tak-keung was appointed the first Commissioner for Sports of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government on 1 February 2016. He is responsible for the formulation and implementation of government initiatives and programmes to promote "Sports for All", support elite sports development and enhance Hong Kong's position as a sports events capital. He also coordinates the planning and provision of sports and recreation facilities, including the 28-hectares Kai Tak Sports Park and the 41 projects under the Five-Year Plan for Sports and Recreation Facilities.
Prior to his appointment to the current post, Mr YEUNG has served in different bureaux and departments. He was the Equestrian Events Coordinator in the Home Affairs Bureau, assisting in the organisation of the Olympic and Paralympic equestrian events in 2008. When he served as District Officer in Yuen Long from end 2008 to 2012, he actively promoted sports in the local community particularly among the youth and developed new sports facilities in the district, resulting in remarkable achievements of Yuen Long District in the biennial Hong Kong Games in 2009 and 2011. He was responsible for the deployment of resources for public works and government procurement policy during his tenure as Deputy Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury from 2013 to 2016.
Mr YEUNG is a sports enthusiast and has a strong passion for sports. Since his schooldays, he has been taking part in a wide range of sports including ball games and athletic events. He was a member of the Hong Kong handball team and awarded the Sportsman of the Year by the University of Hong Kong. He now plays squash, football and handball in local leagues and tournaments and enjoys jogging and golfing at leisure times.
Language English
Date and Time 2018/05/28 12:30 to 14:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries John Poon
Tel: 28231257
Fee Members @ HK$190
+$50 for booking offline
Members Only
This event accepts Chamber Coupon (terms and conditions)
Members enjoy 30% discount with BOC HKGCC VISA Card
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