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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

Public urged to avoid monkeys

The Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department today urged the public not to come into contact with monkeys or feed them, following a case in which a person was attacked by a monkey in the countryside and fell sick.


The department also reminded the public of the “dos and don’ts” when encountering monkeys. It said people should avoid eating in front of monkeys, and avoid direct eye contact with them to avoid being perceived as behaving provocatively.


When monkeys approach, one should slow down and refrain from getting close to or touching them.


If a person comes into contact with a monkey or its excrement, he or she should immediately wash his or her hands thoroughly with soap and water. If a person is bitten or scratched by a monkey, immediate medical assistance should be sought.


The department also pointed out that the wild animal feeding ban area has been extended to cover the entire territory of Hong Kong. Anyone who feeds wild animals anywhere in Hong Kong without a special permit will be prosecuted and is liable to a maximum fine of $10,000 upon conviction.


Besides being a violation of the law, illegal feeding will also change wild animals’ living habits, making them dependent on human beings for food and thereby raising nuisance or even risk levels for the public, the department added.


The department will continue to neuter monkeys to control their population in the long run. It will also step up education and publicity, such that more people will understand monkeys’ living habits and refrain from feeding wild animals.

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