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Govt showcases tech solutions

At the second edition of the InnoEX which started today, over 100 technology solutions, including those developed by government departments, are being showcased at the Smart Hong Kong Pavilion set up by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO).   Through interactive experiences and live demonstrations, the pavilion displays the fruitful achievements in advancing the development of innovation and technology (I&T) and smart city in Hong Kong brought about by the concerted efforts of the Government and various sectors, the OGCIO said.   Financial Secretary Paul Chan and Secretary for Innovation, Technology & Industry Professor Sun Dong visited the pavilion today. They were briefed by Government Chief Information Officer Tony Wong on how the OGCIO promotes the active adoption of I&T among government departments and works in collaboration with the local I&T sector to put forward innovative solutions, with a view to empowering public services wit

February warm and dry

With the northeast monsoon over southern China generally weaker than normal for most of the time in February, that particular month was much warmer than usual, the Hong Kong Observatory said today.


The monthly mean minimum temperature of 17.6 degrees Celsius, monthly mean temperature of 19.4 degrees and monthly mean maximum temperature of 21.9 degrees were higher than normal, and respectively the fourth, the fifth and one of the seventh highest on record for February.


Together with the well above normal temperatures in December 2023 and January 2024, this winter was exceptionally warm.


February was also drier than usual, with total rainfall of only 4.1mm, about 11% of the normal level.


The accumulated rainfall in the first two months of 2024 was 10.8mm, about 85% below the normal level for the same period.

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