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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

More rooms for helpers' quarantine

Starting November 1, the Rambler Garden Hotel in Tsing Yi will provide 500 rooms for the quarantine of foreign domestic helpers coming to work in Hong Kong, the Labour Department announced today.   This is a new designated quarantine facility in addition to the Penny’s Bay Quarantine Centre on Lantau Island and the Silka Far East Hotel Hong Kong in Tsuen Wan.   Room reservations can be made through the Rambler Garden Hotel’s online booking system from 9.30am on October 25 at a fee of $650 per night per room which includes three meals and all charges.   The helper’s passport copy, valid employment visa and recognised vaccination record must be provided to the hotel at the time of booking for verifying the helper’s identity.   Helpers will also need to provide such documents when they check into the facility.   Enquiries can be made to the department’s hotline at 2717 1771 or via email.
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