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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

Govt mourns police inspector

Chief Executive Carrie Lam and senior officials today expressed sadness over the death of senior police inspector Lam Yuen-yee who passed away while carrying out duties in waters off Sha Chau.   Currently on a duty visit on the Mainland, Mrs Lam extended her deepest condolences to the officer’s family.   "Maintaining law and order on the front line, Police have always been committed to their duty to protect the life and property of the public and have been fearless in the face of danger, which is admirable.   “I and the public are profoundly grieved by the tragic loss of Ms Lam when she was on duty. The Civil Service Bureau and the Hong Kong Police will make every effort to support her family."   Chief Secretary John Lee expressed deep sorrow over the passing of Ms Lam. He extended his deepest condolences to her family and said the Government will provide the utmost support to her family members through this difficult time.   On behalf of the civil service, Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip offered his deepest condolences to Ms Lam's family, adding that the Civil Service Bureau had contacted Police and will make every effort to help her family during this sad and difficult period.   Secretary for Security Tang Ping-keung and Commissioner of Police Siu Chak-yee were deeply grieved by the passing of the senior inspector and they extended their deepest condolences to her family.   The Welfare Services Group of Police has been in touch with Ms Lam's family and will make every effort to help.   The marine police vessel Lam Yuen-yee was aboard was hit and overturned on September 25. Three other officers onboard fell to the sea and were rescued while Ms Lam went missing.   An interdepartmental search and rescue operation was conducted for days. Her body was found in Yi O today.   Aged 37, Ms Lam joined the Police Force in 2007 and was attached to the Small Boat Division of the Marine Police.   The Chief Executive and senior officials also sent their regards to the three injured officers and wished them a speedy recovery.
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