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Govt showcases tech solutions

At the second edition of the InnoEX which started today, over 100 technology solutions, including those developed by government departments, are being showcased at the Smart Hong Kong Pavilion set up by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO).   Through interactive experiences and live demonstrations, the pavilion displays the fruitful achievements in advancing the development of innovation and technology (I&T) and smart city in Hong Kong brought about by the concerted efforts of the Government and various sectors, the OGCIO said.   Financial Secretary Paul Chan and Secretary for Innovation, Technology & Industry Professor Sun Dong visited the pavilion today. They were briefed by Government Chief Information Officer Tony Wong on how the OGCIO promotes the active adoption of I&T among government departments and works in collaboration with the local I&T sector to put forward innovative solutions, with a view to empowering public services wit

$4.3m set for quake victims

The Government today approved $4.34 million in grants to World Vision Hong Kong to help earthquake victims in Haiti.   Noting that the earthquake in the country had affected around 1.2 million people, the Government said the grant will be used to provide hygiene, shelter, bedding and kitchen kits for around 9,600 flood victims.   To ensure the money is properly used, the relief agency must submit an evaluation report and audited account after the relief project is completed.
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