There will be a total of 15 bureaus in the Hong Kong government after a reshuffling will be announced soon, sources said.
It is understood that a new bureau for cultural and tourism policies will be established. The Transport and Housing Bureau will be separated into two to tackle transport and housing respectively.
That will increase the number of bureaus from 13 to 15.
On Sunday, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said it is inevitable for the government to go through a major reshuffle.
"It's time now to think about government reorganization in the next policy address," adding that she inherited the current structure from the previous government as at that time the political situation did not allow her to reshuffle it.
There should be a bureau to handle cultural policies. More collaboration between land and housing policies is also necessary, she said.