The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) welcomes the reappointment of Mr Henry Tang Ying-yen as Chairman of the Board of WKCDA by the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for another term of two years starting from 1 October 2021.
Mr Tang assumed the Board Chairmanship of WKCDA on 1 October 2017 and was reappointed in 2019 by the Chief Executive. He served as the founding Board Chairman of WKCDA between 2008 and 2011. Under the leadership of Mr Tang, the development of the West Kowloon Cultural District (West Kowloon or the District) has progressed from the planning phase to the operational phase, and a new cultural landmark of Hong Kong is gradually taking shape.
Mr Tang said, ‘I am deeply grateful to the Chief Executive for reappointing me as Chairman of the WKCDA Board. The primary objective of the West Kowloon project is to develop Hong Kong into a world-class international arts and cultural metropolis. After years of hard work, M+ and the Hong Kong Palace Museum will open at the end of this year and in mid-2022 respectively, and the District will soon impress the world and arts and culture lovers with fresh and unique experience. I look forward to a seamless collaboration with fellow members of the Board, making the District a must-visit destination for local, regional and international visitors, and offering them an arts and cultural journey with holistic experience. The District will become a platform for arts and cultural exchanges between eastern and western cultures for appreciation by all.’
The preparation works of the opening of the two museums are now in full swing. Leveraging the exceptional arts and cultural assets of the District, WKCDA remains focused on formulating a set of effective venue operation and commercial development strategies to drive the long-term sustainable growth of the District that is conducive to the betterment of Hong Kong.
About the West Kowloon Cultural District
The West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the largest and most ambitious cultural projects in the world. Its vision is to create a vibrant new cultural quarter for Hong Kong on forty hectares of reclaimed land located alongside Victoria Harbour. With a varied mix of theatres, performance spaces, and museums, the West Kowloon Cultural District will produce and host world-class exhibitions, performances and cultural events, providing twenty-three hectares of public open space, including a two-kilometre waterfront promenade.