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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

Power plant operations safe

Secretary for Security John Lee today said Taishan Nuclear Power Station is operating within nuclear power safety requirements and that the release of operational information complies with international standards.   Having maintained close contact with Guangdong's Nuclear Emergency Committee Office as well as the National Nuclear Safety Administration, Mr Lee made it clear the power plant is safe.   “We have been given the information that the operation of the Taishan nuclear plant is safe and there is no indication of any effect on the environment. So it is operating within all the requirements regarding nuclear power safety.   “All the information that is released will be in accordance with the international standard.”   He added that only two incidents occurred at Taishan Nuclear Power Station this year, both of which were classified as Level 0 events that did not affect the unit’s safe operation, workers’ health, the nearby communities or the environment.   “In other words, they do not affect, in any way, nuclear safety,” Mr Lee stressed.
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