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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

3.18m vaccine jabs administered

About 3,182,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,916,300 people receiving their first dose and around 1,266,200 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 836,600 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 1,079,800 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 522,000 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 744,200 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 12,100 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 5,700 people received their second dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 21,200 people received their first dose and about 12,500 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 97%, while it is 98% for the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 6,200 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 17,200 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 16 people were sent to hospitals.
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