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CE starts Chengdu visit

Chief Executive Carrie Lam today held bilateral meetings in Chengdu with the leaders of a number of provinces and a region.   The leaders were in the Sichuan capital to prepare for attending the 2021 Pan-Pearl River Delta (PPRD) Regional Co-operation Chief Executive Joint Conference.   The meetings followed Mrs Lam’s hosting of the High-level Meeting & the Second Plenary Session of the Hong Kong/Sichuan Co-operation Conference with the Sichuan leaders this morning.   The Chief Executive first met Hainan Governor Feng Fei who she was pleased to meet again after the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference in April.   Noting that Hainan is developing into a free trade port under the support of the central authorities, Mrs Lam said Hong Kong is willing to share its experience with the province in opening up and she wishes to seize the opportunities brought by the establishment of a free trade port in Hainan.   She thanked the province for agreeing to provide internship opportun

Tech voucher secretariat announced

The Innovation & Technology Commission today announced the Hong Kong Productivity Council had been commissioned to serve as the secretariat of the Technology Voucher Programme.   The commission and the council have largely completed the transition work, and programme applications will be progressively transferred to the council for processing.   The commission said that, after reviewing the operation of the Technology Voucher Programme and referring to the operational experience of other funding schemes, it had decided to commission the council to assist in the implementation of the programme, leveraging its manpower resources and abundant experience to enhance the efficiency in processing applications.   Under the Innovation & Technology Fund, the programme aims to subsidise local enterprises and organisations to use technological services and solutions to improve productivity or upgrade or transform their business processes.   Under the new arrangement, applicants can continue to submit applications through the programme’s online system.   Click here for details.   For enquiries, call 2789 7000 or send an email.
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