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Patrick Nip visits AXA

Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip today visited AXA Hong Kong & Macau to view the administering of COVID-19 vaccines.   About 360 staff and agents of the enterprise will receive either a Sinovac or BioNTech vaccine during a two-day outreach vaccination service by the Government.   Mr Nip said the Government welcomes enterprises to join hands with it in promoting the Early Vaccination for All campaign and encourages their employees to support the vaccination programme to protect the health of themselves, colleagues and clients.   He also hoped that people who get vaccinated will encourage their families and friends to do the same as a way to help build an immune barrier in Hong Kong.   He called on the public to get vaccinated as early as possible, noting that the vaccination programme is already offering more quotas for people to make bookings, and same-day tickets for vaccinations will be distributed to seniors aged 70 or above starting tomorrow.   Elderly peop

20 green transport trials approved

The Environmental Protection Department today announced the approval of 20 applications for green transport trials under the New Energy Transport Fund.        They include the trials of 10 electric light goods vehicles, two electric tractors, nine single-decker electric buses and six electric motorcycles, involving a total subsidy of about $25.3 million.   The latest approval brings the total number of trials under the fund to 227, amounting to a subsidy of about $190 million.   Set up in 2011, the fund is open for applications from transport operators and charitable and non-profit making organisations providing transport services to clients.   Transport operators and organisations applying to try out green innovative technology products are subject to a maximum subsidy of $10 million for each application and a total of $12 million for each applicant.   Click here for details.
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