Code : 2021038
Event Name : Land Administration in the 19th Century – Is it just History?
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Sr Edwin Chan, former Assistant Director of Land Administration Office of Lands Department
Event Date : 2021-03-10
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : By online media – ZOOM
Division : GPD
Organizer : General Practice Division
Fee : HK$150 for member; HK$250 for non-member
Priority : First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese (supplement with English)
Details :

Biography of the speaker

Sr Edwin Chan is a retired Assistant Director with over 32 years of professional experience in handling land administration works in the Lands Department.  He had been in various positions including the Chief Estate Surveyor / Estate Management; Chief Estate Surveyor / HQ; District Lands Officer / Tuen Mun; Government Land Agent (Kowloon and NT Regions). 

Synopsis of the seminar

Prior to the 20th Century, the sanitary problems led Hong Kong to development control and which was basically under the administration of the former Public Works Department.  Some of the existing land policies have been established years ago and an account of their historical background is essential whenever a review is necessary.  Besides many land leases were granted decades or century ago and if there is dispute on control or enforcement under leases, the relevant history of land administration can be a useful reference.  In the presentation, the Speaker will touch into the socio-economic and major events from 1841 to 1899 that lead to the setting up of institutional and legislative framework in the development of land administration, and outline the major difference if any as compared between its past and current practice.

Remarks :

The event will be conducted online via ZOOM. Successful registrants will be notified separately via email with the web link in due course to the online event.

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Payment : HKD 150