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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

Social distancing rules maintained

The Government today announced it will maintain most of the social distancing measures in place for 14 days until October 13.   Meanwhile, the maximum number of people allowed per banquet in catering businesses adopting Type D mode of operation will be relaxed to 240.   Noting the high transmissibility of the mutant strains and the relatively low vaccination rate of the elderly who will be subject to extremely high risks of serious illness and death if there is a fifth wave of the epidemic, the Food & Environmental Bureau said most of the social distancing measures have to be maintained.   Click here for the latest measures.
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