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善用民間智慧 建設大眾海濱 (Chinese only) (7/4/2019)

今天,社會除了追求經濟發展,亦講究提升生活質素,構建宜居城市。近日,中環海濱一帶相當熱鬧,各式各樣的活動輪流舉行,成為市民和遊客的消閒好去處。隨着維港兩岸海濱逐步開通,預計未來會提供更多休憩空間,讓我們發揮創意,發掘無限可能。今次我邀請海濱事務委員會主席吳永順(Vincent)一同海濱漫步,暢談民間對優化海濱策略的看法和願景......

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Gerontechnology products in the community (31/3/2019)

Hong Kong is facing an ageing population and an increasing demand for elderly services. Gerontechnology is a combination of elderly services and innovative technology. By developing new, tailor-made products for the elderly, it can help improve the lives of elderly persons and reduce the burden and stress of carers and nursing staff. Earlier, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) jointly held the Gerontech Youth Challenge to encourage youngsters to use their creativity as well as knowledge in the technology and electrical and mechanical (E&M) fields to come up with ideas on products that are friendly to the elderly in community care, institutional care and home care……

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Lantau Tomorrow Vision (24/3/2019)

Hong Kong is facing an acute shortage of land supply. The Government agrees with the Task Force on Land Supply that there is no single option that can solve the land problem. We will continue to adopt a multi-pronged approach to increase land supply. The Lantau Tomorrow Vision (the Vision) has put forward a proposal to develop artificial islands near Kau Yi Chau (KYC) to make available larger pieces of land, thereby making possible the planning for sites needed by the society and meeting the development needs of various sectors of Hong Kong. On Tuesday, the Government will consult the Panel on Development of the Legislative Council (LegCo) on conducting a detailed planning and engineering study that focuses on the KYC Artificial Islands of around 1 000 hectares (ha) and the related studies on strategic transport infrastructure. Here, I would like to respond to some queries raised by the public recently......

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Enhanced training of construction workers (17/3/2019)

The construction industry has been playing a vital role in promoting Hong Kong’s economic and social development. The overall construction expenditure of the public and private sectors in the next few years is forecast to exceed $300 billion per year in Hong Kong, indicating a keen demand for skilled workers. Over the years, the Construction Industry Council (CIC) has been proactively offering training for potential young entrants and in-service workers. The Hong Kong Construction Industry Trade Testing Centre, under the CIC, in Aberdeen provides advanced trade testing services for workers to acquire recognised qualifications to enhance their professional status. This time, I have invited examiners from the CIC to give us a detailed introduction......

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智慧城市數碼基礎建設(Chinese only) (10/3/2019)

一個有效率和宜居的城市,必須擁有良好和完善的基礎設施,如道路、橋樑、通訊設備等;同樣地,香港要發展為智慧城市,優良的數碼基礎設施也十分重要。財政司司長在2019-20年度《財政預算案》公布預留3億元,加快發展「空間數據共享平台」,促進地理空間數據的整合、互通、共享和創新應用,並分階段推出高質素的全港三維數碼地圖。今次,我邀請了地政總署署長陳松青,介紹署方就上述兩方面的工作及未來路向......

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