The "Science in the Public Service" campaign was launched by The Honourable Donald Tsang, the Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, today (13 January). The year-long campaign is jointly organized by 30 government departments in collaboration with the Hong Kong Institution of Science and Hong Kong Education City. The objective of the joint campaign is, through a series of public education activities, to let people know more about the scientific achievements of government departments and the application of science and technology in providing services to the public.
At the launch ceremony, Mr Tsang said,"This campaign highlights the provision of world class services by 30 government departments through the development and application of science and technology. This amply demonstrates the strength of Hong Kong as Asia's World City."
Dr Lee Boon-ying, Chairman of the campaign's Organizing Committee and Assistant Director of the Hong Kong Observatory, remarked that the series of activities under the campaign included a major exhibition, popular science lectures, a symposium, school talks, displays on loan, visits to government departments and facilities, as well as an essay competition. These activities would enable the public to know more how government departments are applying advanced science and technology to the provision of public services.
Immediately following the launch ceremony is a 5-day joint exhibition (13 to 17 January) at the Exhibition Gallery of the Central Library, Causeway Bay, with display panels, interactive exhibits and games featuring scientific achievements of government departments. During the exhibition period, members of the public are welcome to attend popular science lectures (14 and 15 January) to be delivered by a number of government professionals at the Central Library.
For more information on the "Science in the Public Service" Campaign, please visit the website at http://www.science.gov.hk.
The Honourable Donald Tsang, GBM, the Chief Executive, pictured with heads/representatives of government departments during the launch ceremony
Group photo of representatives from partner departments participating in the "Science in the Public Service" Campaign