DAFC deeply grieved by death of field assistant
Friday, May 12, 2023
The Director of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation, Dr Leung Siu-fai, today (May 12) expressed profound sadness at the passing of a field assistant, Mr Ng Kwok-pui, and offered his deepest condolences to his family.
Mr Ng, aged 64, was stung by bees when carrying out tree planting duties at Chi Ma Wan Peninsula, Lantau South Country Park, with his colleagues this morning. He was certified dead later in the hospital.
Mr Ng worked in country park management centres and continued to be employed by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) under a post-retirement service contract upon his retirement four years ago.
Dr Leung said, "Having joined the AFCD for over 40 years, Mr Ng served the community with dedication and perseverance. His performance was excellent and he was held in high regard by colleagues. I am deeply grieved at the loss of such a devoted officer. On behalf of all our colleagues, I offer the deepest condolences to his family."
Dr Leung added that the AFCD will continue to liaise closely with Mr Ng's family and provide all appropriate support and assistance to them as far as applicable.