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SB holds youth leadership forum

The annual review of the Security Bureau Youth Uniformed Group Leaders Forum was held today, with Acting Chief Executive Chan Kwok-ki giving a speech.   Mr Chan reported that the forum had organised nearly 20 activities over the past year, including courses and training camps run by the bureau’s disciplined services and auxiliary services, and seminars on the country’s Constitution, the Basic Law and the Hong Kong National Security Law. It also organised visits to Beijing, Shaanxi and Greater Bay Area cities, allowing participants to learn more about national affairs and broaden their horizons.   He said he was pleased to note that the bureau plans to strengthen co-operation between the Leaders Forum and Shenzhen University to enhance exchanges between youths in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, deepening their understanding of the development opportunities in the bay area and increasing Hong Kong’s integration into national development.   Noting that members had undergone significant grow

New HZMB arrangement set

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government today announced that the arrangement for Hong Kong-Macau cross-boundary goods vehicles using the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) will be implemented tomorrow, following an agreement between Hong Kong and Macau.   When the cross-boundary logistics transfer facility at the HZMB Macau Port starts operation tomorrow, Hong Kong goods vehicles can transport goods from Hong Kong to the Macau Port transfer facility using the HZMB as well as transport goods from Macau back to Hong Kong.   In return, Macau goods vehicles can transport goods to the logistics facilities at Hong Kong International Airport via the HZMB as well as transport goods from Hong Kong back to Macau.   The Hong Kong SAR Government said the new arrangement will provide greater convenience for the trade to deliver goods between the two places, while the clientele of the airport's logistics facilities can be expanded with the usage by the Macau goods vehicles.   Chief Executive John Lee noted that the new measure is conducive to the exchanges between the two places and within the Greater Bay Area, stimulating economic activities and enhancing integration, adding that the governments of both places have signed an agreement on it.   “It is also a new important initiative to strengthen the logistics facilities of the two places, thereby bringing more convenience and greater benefits to the cross-boundary goods transportation between Hong Kong and Macau which mainly rely on sea transport currently.”   Secretary for Transport & Logistics Lam Sai-hung supplemented that Hong Kong goods vehicles going to the Macau Port transfer facility via the HZMB will enjoy an exemption of the Macau business tax registration and taxes for vehicle circulation.   Hong Kong drivers are also exempted from obtaining the Macau driving licence, he said, adding that the initial daily cap for Hong Kong goods vehicles travelling to Macau is set at around 400 trips.

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