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Electric car supply key to transition

(To watch the full press conference with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The roadmap on the popularisation of electric vehicles to be announced next month will be a clear signal for car manufacturers and suppliers to prepare for the transition by increasing supply, Secretary for the Environment KS Wong said today.   At a press conference on the 2021-22 Budget initiatives this morning, Mr Wong pointed out that Hong Kong's target of phasing out conventional petrol private cars in 2035 or earlier was progressive.   “Regarding the phasing out of conventional private vehicles, our target is actually the most progressive in Asia, you have to understand that. And our target is that we would like to set the target of 2035 as the deadline.”   He noted that a good supply of electric vehicles in the private car industry will be a key factor during the transition.   "The meaning of that 2035 is to set a clear signal to car manufacturers and suppliers to Hong Kong th

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Restricted area cleansing set

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department today said it will enhance street cleansing operations within the Jordan restricted area after the restriction-testing declaration is revoked.   ​The department noted that it will arrange deep cleansing and disinfection work at its facilities within the restricted area.   Over the weekend, the department provided refuse collection services, street washing services at small hours and 24-hour manned public toilet services in the restricted area.   It will perform street washing at small hours tomorrow, after the declaration’s revocation.   It will also join hands with the stall operators in its venues to perform deep cleansing and disinfection work from 6am to 9am.   The exercise will cover Yau Ma Tei Market and Reclamation Street Cooked Food Hawker Bazaar.   Special cleansing operations will also be carried out in nearby streets as well as at the hawker areas in Reclamation Street and Temple Street.   The department plans to reopen the above facilities at 9am tomorrow.
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