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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

Construction Safety Week starts

Secretary for Development Michael Wong today opened Construction Safety Week 2021 which will run until August 6.   Themed Safety x Smart Site, the event features a conference, visits to construction sites with exemplary safety performance, and the Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme award presentation ceremony.   Addressing the launch ceremony, Mr Wong said innovation and technology is an important driving force for the construction industry’s development, and the Government has been actively promoting its application. He appealed to the industry to fully utilise the benefits of innovation and technology to raise construction safety, with a view to creating a safer and healthier working environment.   The ceremony was followed by the Construction Safety Week Conference, where local experts discussed emerging technologies, application of smart safety devices, and good practice for site safety improvement, attracting over 2,500 Hong Kong as well as overseas practitioners who participated at the venue or online.   A mini exhibition showcasing smart safety devices was also held at the venue.   Construction Safety Week is jointly organised by the Development Bureau and the Construction Industry Council.
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