The Secretary for Food and Health, Dr York Chow, visited Yuen Long District this afternoon (December 1) to take a look at the development of the oyster culture industry in Lau Fau Shan and the proposed site of the Tin Shui Wai Hospital.
Dr Chow first visited the Au Tau Fisheries Office of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) where he was briefed on the current development of oyster farming in Hong Kong.
AFCD officers showed Dr Chow an oyster depuration system and explained how the system cleared bacteria from oysters by making use of ultra-violet light.
He then went to Lau Fau Shan where he took a look at the oyster rafts.After that, Dr Chow proceeded to Tin Shui Wai Area 32, which is the proposed site of the Tin Shui Wai Hospital.
The Government is now conducting technical assessment and studies on the proposed site and will further consult the Yuen Long District Council after the studies were completed.
Before concluding the visit, Dr Chow met with members of the Yuen Long District Council in Yuen Long Government Offices Building to exchange views on health and environmental hygiene issues of the district.