GOVERNOR Chris Patten said yesterday he would hold a second summit on drug abuse. Mr Patten, who chaired the first summit last March, said the problem was one of the Government's top priorities. 'We want to stop Hong Kong being hit in the same way that other communities have been,' he said. 'We've got a difficult problem, at the moment, but it's containable, and what we need to do is drive the figures down and make sure everybody is united in trying to beat drugs.' Mr Patten was speaking after visiting the Hong Kong Christian Service Centre for Psychotropic Substance Abusers in Tsim Sha Tsui. It was the seventh in a series of visits to drug treatment centres by Mr Patten following his $30 million, 26-point action plan made at the summit. The plan covers the areas of law enforcement, education, research, treatment and rehabilitation. A progress report released yesterday said the Customs and Excise Department had set up a team to control chemicals used in illegal drugs. The Education Department has improved the assistance given to every residential drug treatment agency to provide education for their clients. A video for parents on handling their children's drug problems have been produced, and six specially trained social workers have begun work to help young abusers. Mr Patten said this showed the Government had made good progress in the fight againstdrugs. 'We will be holding a further drug summit on May 23 when we can review progress during the first year, see what we have achieved and look at other things that are required and that the community will expect us to give priority to,' he said. The Government needed $350 million from the Finance Committee for new projects. Betty Woo Suk-sing, deputy director of the Hong Kong Christian Service, said public concern about drug abuse had increased since last year's summit. She hoped the Government would provide more resources to combat the problem. Ms Woo said her centre, which helps drug abusers, was suffering from staff shortages. It is looking for somewhere to set up an alternative residential treatment centre to assist young abusers. The new centre was approved by Mr Patten last March but operators cannot find a site because of residents' objections.