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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

Alfred Sit visits grassroots families

Secretary for Innovation & Technology Alfred Sit today joined a community care activity to distribute gift packs to the grassroots and visited two families in Kwun Tong.   The activity was organised by the Technology & Innovation Volunteers Alliance in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China and the 24th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.   Mr Sit distributed gift packs to residents to extend his warm wishes. He then visited two families living in a sublet unit and subdivided unit to learn more about their living conditions and children's educational needs.   He gave the children STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) toys and teaching materials to encourage them to build a good foundation in STEM.   Mr Sit thanked the innovation and technology sector for uniting together to launch volunteer services with their professional strength to help the underprivileged.   He said it is heartening to see collaboration from various fronts to help more people in need and arouse public awareness in narrowing the digital divide, especially grassroots students with educational needs, to provide them with a level playing field.   The alliance’s volunteer activities include giving away refurbished computers to the underprivileged, assisting students in online learning, offering free computer repair and maintenance services and training in coding.
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