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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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Residents comply with testing notices

The Government today conducted enforcement actions at two buildings in Tsuen Wan and Tin Shui Wai which were included in the compulsory testing notices to check whether residents have undergone mandatory testing.   More than 240 residents at Block R, Luk Yeung Sun Chuen in Tsuen Wan were checked, and over 400 were checked at Block 9, Lynwood Court in Kingswood Villas, Tin Shui Wai.   All of them have complied with the compulsory testing notices and underwent testing within the specified period.   The enforcement actions started at around 7am and ended at around 11am.   Government staff verified the testing certifications of the two buildings’ residents and conducted random checks in the buildings to verify whether they have undergone compulsory testing.     The Government said the aim of issuing the compulsory testing notice is to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community.   It thanked all residents who had complied with the compulsory testing notices for their co-operation in fighting the virus together.   The Government added that it will continue to enforce the law strictly.
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