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Youth commission meets

Chief Secretary John Lee today chaired the Youth Development Commission's ninth meeting where members welcomed the new youth development initiatives and the direction of reorganising the Government structure to foster and support youth development in the 2021 Policy Address.   The commission will actively follow up on the Chief Executive’s invitation to explore the introduction of a new funding scheme to subsidise eligible non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to organise projects that are conducive to nurturing young people's positive thinking.   It will roll out a new thematic funding scheme on outdoor adventure training activities for more NGOs to provide systematic and quality outdoor adventure training activities for young people.   Members were also briefed on the latest progress of the Funding Scheme for Youth Entrepreneurship in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme, as well as the details of relevant Polic

Water taxi to set sail in July

The Transport Department announced today that the water taxi ferry service will operate on a trial basis from July 3, with a special departure on July 1 to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.   Service operator Fortune Ferry Company will launch a trial of the Hung Hom - Tsim Sha Tsui East - Central (Circular) short-working route service with operation on Saturday nights from July 3 onwards.   There will be one departure at 7.20pm on Saturdays from Hung Hom (South) Ferry Pier, with calling points at Tsim Sha Tsui Landing No. 1 on the waterfront beside the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui East and Central Pier No. 9.   Passengers can freely hop on and off at any calling point. The full journey time is approximately 70 minutes. They can enjoy the spectacular night scene of Victoria Harbour and the Symphony of Lights show during the journey.   To celebrate the 24th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR, there will be a special departure on July 1 from Hung Hom (South) Ferry Pier at 7.20pm.   The adult full fare of the route is $48 while the fares for each section are $10 (Hung Hom - Tsim Sha Tsui East) and $14 (Tsim Sha Tsui East - Central).   There will be a half-fare concession for children, the elderly and people with disabilities.
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