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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

8.67m jab doses given

About 8,676,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 4,492,500 people receiving their first dose and around 4,184,100 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 1,630,100 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 2,862,400 people got the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 1,518,600 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 2,665,500 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 30,100 people received jabs under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   Around 3,600 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 6,700 people received their second dose.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 8,300 people received their first dose and around 11,600 people got their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 95%, while it is about 91% for the BioNTech one.   As of midnight, seven people were sent to hospital.
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