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More HZMB private car quotas set

The governments of Hong Kong and Macau have agreed to increase the regular quotas for Hong Kong cross-boundary non-commercial private cars using the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to Macau, the Transport Department announced today.   The decision was made to enhance traffic flow between Hong Kong and Macau, better utilising the bridge, the department said.   It will increase the Hong Kong quota by 1,000, following the earlier quota allocation of 1,800 for Hong Kong.   The additional quota will be distributed in two phases from the second quarter.   Half of the additional 1,000 quota allocations is for company applicants and the other half is for individual applicants. The quotas are valid for no more than three years. The eligibility criteria of quota applications remains the same.   Private cars allocated with Hong Kong quotas will be permitted to access the city of Macau multiple times using the bridge.   The Hong Kong quota allotments will be re-allocated upon expiry thro

Views sought on energy scheme

A public consultation on the proposed inclusion of three additional products under the fourth phase of the Mandatory Energy Efficiency Labelling Scheme (MEELS) was launched today.   These products include Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps, gas cookers and gas instantaneous water heaters.   The consultation period will end on May 31.   The MEELS was introduced in 2008 under the Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Products) Ordinance, requiring energy labels to be shown on all prescribed products for supply in Hong Kong to enable the public to select energy efficient appliances and save more energy.   The scope of product coverage was planned to be expanded in phases.   People can express their views by email to the Electrical & Mechanical Services Department.   Click here for the consultation document.
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