The chief executive yesterday pledged to work closely with the head of a bureau to oversee development, while saying the super ministry would operate at the same level as other policy bureaus. Speaking after a meeting with Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, legislator Raymond Ho Chung-tai, who with 10 other Election Committee members from the engineering sector have pledged him their support, said Mr Tsang's plan for the new bureau would help the sector. 'We believe Mr Tsang is the best candidate because his platform can help engineers,' Dr Ho said. He quoted Mr Tsang as saying that while details of his plan to launch a development bureau had yet to be finalised, the powerful body would not override other bureaus. Dr Ho said Mr Tsang had stated the bureau's role would be to co-ordinate cross-departmental policies. Another elector, Yim Kin-ping, quoted Mr Tsang as saying he would work closely with the new development bureau head. Mr Yim said he supported the proposal, and saw the bureau chief as a 'super project manager' who would plan all stages of development work. He also said Mr Tsang promised to consider reforming the tendering system for public works to prevent construction quality from being compromised by companies bidding too low. At a meeting with seven electors from the Hong Kong Christian Council, Mr Tsang urged churches to remain a stabilising force to achieve social harmony, while pledging to uphold religious freedom. The Reverend Li Ping-kwong, of the Methodist Church, said although some Christian members had already nominated Mr Tsang, others would meet his challenger, Alan Leong Kah-kit, and consult their churches before deciding.