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Govt showcases tech solutions

At the second edition of the InnoEX which started today, over 100 technology solutions, including those developed by government departments, are being showcased at the Smart Hong Kong Pavilion set up by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO).   Through interactive experiences and live demonstrations, the pavilion displays the fruitful achievements in advancing the development of innovation and technology (I&T) and smart city in Hong Kong brought about by the concerted efforts of the Government and various sectors, the OGCIO said.   Financial Secretary Paul Chan and Secretary for Innovation, Technology & Industry Professor Sun Dong visited the pavilion today. They were briefed by Government Chief Information Officer Tony Wong on how the OGCIO promotes the active adoption of I&T among government departments and works in collaboration with the local I&T sector to put forward innovative solutions, with a view to empowering public services wit

20 green transport trials approved

The Environmental Protection Department today announced the approval of 20 applications for green transport trials under the New Energy Transport Fund.        They include the trials of 10 electric light goods vehicles, two electric tractors, nine single-decker electric buses and six electric motorcycles, involving a total subsidy of about $25.3 million.   The latest approval brings the total number of trials under the fund to 227, amounting to a subsidy of about $190 million.   Set up in 2011, the fund is open for applications from transport operators and charitable and non-profit making organisations providing transport services to clients.   Transport operators and organisations applying to try out green innovative technology products are subject to a maximum subsidy of $10 million for each application and a total of $12 million for each applicant.   Click here for details.
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