To what lengths will Hong Kong go to facilitate the transfer of two giant pandas to the city? It appears Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is sending his right-hand man, Chief Secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan, to take charge of arrangements personally. During chit-chat in the Legco dining hall yesterday, Mr Hui reportedly told his boss' election rival, Alan Leong Kah-kit, he would be going to the mainland to 'select' the two pandas - promised by Beijing as a gift for the 10th anniversary of the handover. Mr Hui's press secretary would not confirm the trip's details. But one wonders why he is going to Beijing when most giant pandas live in Sichuan ? Although Mr Hui is known to be an expert in many things, pandas may be a bit out of his league. Perhaps he's the right man because he overseas a portfolio of handover anniversary celebration activities. Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman said he had no idea whether Mr Hui would pick the pandas personally. 'I know he is going to Beijing but I am not sure of the reason,' he said. Ocean Park is preparing new facilities to house the new arrivals, along with its current resident panda celebrities, An An, 19, and Jia Jia, 28, much-loved favourites of Hongkongers.