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Gov’t open re: power-supply views

Secretary for the Environment KS Wong says the Government has an open attitude in considering public feedback on the city’s fuel mix for electricity generation.   Speaking to reporters today, Mr Wong urged people to consider which option is the most beneficial, including diversity of fuel used and introducing renewable options such as hydroelectricity.   […]

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Govt committed to competitiveness

The Government is committed to enhancing Hong Kong's competitiveness, and will continue to explore new markets, support the development of pillar industries, and seek to diversify the economy, … Full News here – Hong Kong News latest RSS headlines – Hong Kong News.net

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Gov’t committed to serving seniors’ needs

Elderly care tops the policy agenda of the current-term Hong Kong SAR Government, and justifiably so, as our population is fast ageing. One in seven Hong Kong citizens is aged 65 or above. This figure will soar to a staggering one in three, or 2.56 million, by 2041.The challenge before us is how best to […]

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Gov’t committed to developing WKCD

The Government is committed to developing the West Kowloon Cultural District, but must do so in phases, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam says.   Briefing reporters today, Mrs Lam said the Government must take into account Hong Kong’s overall cultural development and proper use of public resources while determining when to start the third batch of […]

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Govt to increase intl school places

The Christian Alliance International School has been a valuable member of Hong Kong's international schools sector since it first opened its doors to students in 1992.? ? Through a highly … Full News here – Hong Kong News latest RSS headlines – Hong Kong News.net

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Gov’t to increase int’l school places

The Christian Alliance International School has been a valuable member of Hong Kong’s international schools sector since it first opened its doors to students in 1992.    Through a highly competitive process, the school was allocated this greenfield site in Lai Chi Kok in 2009 to expand its campus. And just in case some of […]

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Filibustering paralyses Gov’t: CE

Chief Executive CY Leung today denounced lawmakers for their new habit of filibustering in Legislative Council meetings, which paralyses LegCo’s work and the Government’s.   Speaking at a LegCo question and answer session today, Mr Leung said that ongoing filibustering has held up implementing relief measures, such as paying one month’s rent to public housing […]

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Gov’t property tenancy open

The Government Property Agency is inviting tenders for a three-year retail shop tenancy at Immigration Tower in Wan Chai.   The tender notice, for shop number 1 on the building’s ground floor, was gazetted today. Tender documents are available on the agency’s website.   Interested bidders who wish to inspect the site should call 2594 7654 […]

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Gov’t to bolster public-hospital sector

Similar to many developed and developing economies, Hong Kong is facing the challenge of an ageing population and rising expectations for better healthcare services.   I am indeed leading a steering committee to look at various population-related issues. We are well aware of the pressing need to increase the overall capacity of the healthcare system […]

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Gov’t to improve MTRC liaison

Chief Executive CY Leung says the Government will ensure the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link’s Hong Kong section is completed as soon as possible, and will improve its mechanism of working with the Mass Transit Railway Corporation.   Briefing reporters today, Mr Leung said the Government understands people’s concern about the construction delay and potential […]

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Gov’t supports rail discussion

The Government will fully support the Legislative Council in examining the delay in the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link works, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam said.   Speaking to the media today, Mrs Lam said the Government attached great importance to the project delay.   Transport & Housing Bureau officers have been striving to prepare the […]

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No Gov’t cover-up on rail progress

Secretary for Transport & Housing Prof Anthony Cheung has clarified that the Government had not concealed any facts on the Express Rail Link delay.   Briefing the media today, Prof Cheung said the bureau and MTR Corporation management had had an urgent meeting on November 21 as they had disagreed on whether to report a […]

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Gov’t keen to protect workers’ rights

The Government is committed to improving employees’ rights and benefits at a pace commensurate with Hong Kong’s socioeconomic development and will seek to strike a reasonable balance between employers’ and employees’ interests.   In a statement in response to Labour Day processions today, the Labour & Welfare Bureau noted the latest unemployment rate stands at […]

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Gov’t building bridges: Raymond Tam

Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam says the Government is striving to bridge differences among all parties to reach consensus on constitutional reform.   Speaking to the media today, Mr Tam said lawmakers’ recent Shanghai visit was the first step to bridging political differences, and the result was encouraging.   He encouraged more […]

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Gov’t protects maids’ rights, interests

 The Government attaches great importance to protecting  foreign domestic workers’ rights and interests, Secretary for Labour & Welfare Matthew Cheung reiterated today.   In reply to a reporter’s query, Mr Cheung noted the case against abused Indonesian domestic helper Erwiana Sulistyaningsih’s former employer will be heard in court on April 29. The woman is charged […]

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