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URA welcomes the appointment of Victor So Hing-woh as the URA Chairman

The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) today (Thursday) welcomed the appointment of Mr Victor So Hing-woh as the Chairman of the URA Board with effect from 15 June 2013.

Being a seasoned housing professional, Mr So has held various key positions during his 40 years of service in both the public and private sectors.  His extensive experience in public administration and corporate management will definitely be an asset to the URA, which is tasked to implement the new Urban Renewal Strategy promulgated in 2011.

Given his profound experience and knowledge in lands and housing matters, as well as in urban regeneration, the appointment of Mr So is conducive to providing solid leadership to the Authority in meeting the many challenges posed by our aging urban fabric.

On his appointment as the Chairman of the URA Board, Mr So said he was very pleased and honoured with the appointment and he had every confidence that his past experience in public service would be of great value to his new mission.

"Since early 2011, I have retired from all my engagements and positions with the private sector and have concentrated on some public and voluntary work."

Mr So is currently a member of Hong Kong Housing Society's Supervisory Board, and a council member of Mental Health Foundation.

"I look forward to working closely with all the URA Board members, the Government, the URA management and staff and all our stakeholders. Together we shall take forward our urban renewal initiatives with the community in a 'people-first, district-based and public-participatory' approach under the Urban Renewal Strategy," said Mr So.