More resources for schools set The Education Bureau will provide all public sector schools and Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) schools with resources for hiring additional administrative manpower starting from the 2019-20 school year.   Aided schools will be provided with a school executive officer starting from September 1, the bureau said.   The school executive officer will supervise and co-ordinate […]

Vaccination scheme to be regularised The Department of Health will regularise the School Outreach Vaccination Pilot Programme to extend its coverage as its implementation has seen more schools arranging for the outreach vaccination service.   Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan made the remarks in response to questions from lawmaker Chan Hoi-yan at the Legislative Council today.   […]

Bay area promotion to be boosted The Government will strengthen promotion of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development following the promulgation of its Outline Development Plan, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said today.   Answering lawmakers’ queries at the Chief Executive’s Question Time, Mrs Lam said the bay area development is closely related to the Hong Kong people.    She […]

HK, Mainland sign aviation pact The Transport & Housing Bureau and the Civil Aviation Administration of China signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Beijing today to expand the Air Services Arrangement between the Mainland and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.        Secretary for Transport & Housing Frank Chan and Civil Aviation Administration Deputy Administrator Wang Zhiqing witnessed the […]

New residents not healthcare burden Chief Executive Carrie Lam today said it is groundless to blame the One-way Permit Scheme for increasing the burden on Hong Kong’s healthcare system.   Speaking to the media before the Executive Council meeting, Mrs Lam said figures show seniors are the most frequent users of healthcare services and not younger Mainland residents holding one-way permits.   The […]

HK active in drafting bay area plan The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government actively participated in drafting the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said today.    Speaking ahead of the Executive Council meeting, Mrs Lam told reporters the plan promulgated by the Central Government yesterday, included several of the views put […]

‘One country, two systems’ upheld The development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will not weaken the “one country, two systems” principle, Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung said.   Speaking to the media today, Mr Cheung said the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, promulgated by the Central Government, provides a clear direction for Hong Kong […]

Views sought on country parks The Government has launched a public consultation on enhancing the recreation and education potential of country parks and special areas in Hong Kong.   A consultancy study was commissioned in 2017 to broaden and diversify visitors’ experience and meet the growing demand for countryside recreation while maintaining their conservation functions.   Four proposals were shortlisted. […]