Lam Sai-hung, Hong Kong secretary for transport and logistics. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)
HONG KONG – Secretary for Transport and Logistics Lam Sai-hung flew to the United States on Sunday to attend the 11th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Transportation Ministerial Meeting.
During the three-day meeting in Detroit, transportation ministers and senior officials from 21 APEC member economies will discuss some of the most pressing issues in the transport sector as the Asia-Pacific region emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government statement.
The issues to be discussed include ways to strengthen the supply chain in the Asia-Pacific to drive economic growth and job creation and the application of low and zero-emissions transportation technologies to tackle climate change
These issues include ways to strengthen the supply chain in the Asia-Pacific to drive economic growth and job creation and the application of low and zero-emissions transportation technologies to tackle climate change.
Lam will speaking at a session on supply chain resilience on May 16 and will share how Hong Kong's well-connected transport network, world-class infrastructure and close communications with other economies have minimized the negative impact of the pandemic on air cargo and logistics, and in turn enabled Hong Kong International Airport to retain its position as the world's busiest cargo airport.
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During his stay in the US, Lam will also have separate discussions with representatives from other APEC member economies to exchange views on strengthening co-operation on transport matters.
He will return to Hong Kong on Friday morning. During his absence from Hong Kong, Under Secretary for Transport and Logistics Liu Chun-san will be the Acting Secretary for Transport and Logistics, according to the statement.