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FS paves way to green, digital future

A number of initiatives and measures aimed at accelerating high-quality development were announced in today’s 2024-25 Budget, with the Government emphasising a move towards a green future and digitalisation.   Explaining that high-quality development spurs ongoing economic innovation and growth whilst conserving the natural environment, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said Hong Kong must pursue opportunities through leveraging its advantages under “one country, two systems”, namely those of enjoying strong support at a national level and being closely connected to other parts of the world.   He stressed that green development involves huge business opportunities and financing needs, as governments and businesses around the world pursue carbon neutrality and green transformation. In addition, he said digitalisation has become a new driving force for economic development, empowering enterprises to enhance efficiency, boost their competitiveness and achieve new growth.   Introdu

Tai Kok Tsui operation ends

The Government completed the compulsory testing and enforcement operation in the Tai Kok Tsui restricted area with no confirmed COVID-19 cases found.   It made a restriction-testing declaration 8pm yesterday, requiring people in Tower 6, Island Harbourview to stay in their premises and undergo compulsory testing. About 760 residents were tested.   In the subsequent enforcement operation which ended this morning, around 380 people were checked and no one was found breaching the compulsory testing requirement.   Government staff also visited about 280 households, with around 40 did not answer the door. They should contact the Government as soon as possible to arrange testing.   The Government reminded that people who stayed in the building for more than two hours from May 3 to 23 should get tested by May 25 even if they were not in the restricted area when the declaration took effect.  
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