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12 October 2006
Tributes to Civil Servants by the Chief Executive and the Chief Secretary
I have pleasure to bring to your attention the tributes paid to all civil servants by the Chief Executive and the Chief Secretary yesterday.
The Chief Executive delivered his Policy Address yesterday and in it he said:
"Government departments have implemented effective cost-saving measures whilst maintaining high quality services. This bears witness to the fact that the Hong Kong civil service is amongst the finest you will find: a deep-rooted service culture, corruption-free, efficient and well disciplined. I am sincerely grateful to all civil servants for their devotion to duty."
The Chief Secretary for Administration addressed the media yesterday after CE's delivery of the Policy Address and he said:
"Now that all these tasks have been accomplished, I wish to thank our civil servants. During the past year, the Government launched and completed many initiatives. This was made possible by the efforts of colleagues in the civil service, by their high morale, professionalism and commitment to serve the community. The civil service is the cornerstone of the SAR Government. The Chief Executive's Policy Address, delivered just now, has paid a tribute to our team of civil servants. On behalf of all the Principal Officials, I would also like to express deep thanks to our civil service colleagues. I am very impressed by their commitment and team spirit."
I look to you to continue to serve the Government and the community of Hong Kong with unswerving loyalty and dedication.
(Miss Denise YUE)
Secretary for the Civil Service