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Policy Address measures highlighted

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau today briefed members of the Trade & Industry Advisory Board on initiatives related to commerce and trade in the 2021 Policy Address.   Mr Yau said the Policy Address focuses on integration into national development and states that the developments of Hong Kong and the nation are closely related.   While the nation is the major growth engine and driving force for the global economy, the 14th Five-Year Plan, the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Qianhai plan, the economic development pattern of not only greater domestic circulation but also domestic and international dual circulation, as well as the Belt & Road Initiative have brought unlimited opportunities for enterprises and professional services providers in Hong Kong.   The city must seize these opportunities and leverage its advantages, Mr Yau noted.   During the meeting, the commerce chief stressed that Hong

42 pollution convictions in March

The Environmental Protection Department today announced it recorded 42 convictions for pollution offences in March.   Twenty-three convictions were under the Public Cleansing & Prevention of Nuisances Regulation, while 13 were under the Waste Disposal Ordinance.   There were also two convictions for air pollution and one each under the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance, the Product Eco-responsibility Ordinance, the Noise Control Ordinance and the Water Pollution Control Ordinance.   The heaviest fine was $16,000 given to a company for importing controlled waste without a permit.
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