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Youth commission meets

Chief Secretary John Lee today chaired the Youth Development Commission's ninth meeting where members welcomed the new youth development initiatives and the direction of reorganising the Government structure to foster and support youth development in the 2021 Policy Address.   The commission will actively follow up on the Chief Executive’s invitation to explore the introduction of a new funding scheme to subsidise eligible non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to organise projects that are conducive to nurturing young people's positive thinking.   It will roll out a new thematic funding scheme on outdoor adventure training activities for more NGOs to provide systematic and quality outdoor adventure training activities for young people.   Members were also briefed on the latest progress of the Funding Scheme for Youth Entrepreneurship in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme, as well as the details of relevant Polic

Property sales dip 6%

The Land Registry recorded 7,400 sale and purchase agreements for all building units received for registration in September, down 6% from August but 12.4% higher year-on-year.   The total consideration for such agreements dipped 5.2% from August to $66.8 billion in August, but a 30.1% year-on-year increase was recorded.   Of the agreements, 5,844 were for residential units, up 5.4% from August and up 16.3% compared with a year ago.   The total consideration of residential units was $56.1 billion, a rise of 2.9% compared with August and an increase of 29.1% from September 2020.   There were 489,429 land register searches last month.
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