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Northbound car travel scheme refined

The Transport Department today announced a refinement to the vehicle inspection arrangement for applications concerning Northbound Travel for Hong Kong Vehicles.   As agreed by Guangdong and Hong Kong authorities, from March 1, vehicle inspections will be exempted if the applicant and the vehicle remain unchanged when resubmitting applications for Northbound Travel for Hong Kong Vehicles within two years of passing the vehicle inspection and within the validity of the applicant’s electronic vehicle licence from Mainland authorities.   Currently, applicants for the travel scheme are required to conduct vehicle inspections at designated locations in Hong Kong.

Families make scarves for elderly

At an event hosted by the Education Bureau today, around 360 parents and children made scarves for elderly citizens by stitching crochet squares together.


The squares used by participants in the “Positive Parent Campaign Activity Day & Prize Presentation Ceremony” were made during an earlier parent-child activity organised by the bureau, “Warm Stitches, Grateful Hearts.” More than 10,000 crochet squares were submitted by some 3,000 students and parents from over 90 schools.


During visits arranged by the bureau, the scarves will be sent to elderly people residing in Tung Wah Group of Hospitals care homes, or to senior citizens living alone.


Speaking at the ceremony, Secretary for Education Choi Yuk-lin congratulated parents on creating happy memories through organised parent-child activities, and encouraged them to help their children thrive and shine by fostering a healthy and happy environment for their development. She added that the bureau will continue to promote positive parenting education.


At the ceremony, prizes were presented to award-winning schools, students and parents participating in the crochet activities and various parent-child games.

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