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'Silver economy' panel set up

The Commerce & Economic Development Bureau today established the Advisory Panel on Silver Economy and convened its first meeting with the aim of initiating research on the development of Hong Kong’s growing elderly population as a consumer segment.    Chairing the panel, Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Algernon Yau said the elderly demographic was emerging as an important part of the city’s economy.    He highlighted that many products and services designed to enhance the quality of life enjoyed by elderly residents are spurring growth and business opportunities.    Mr Yau added that promoting such products and services can help to foster the development of the so-called silver economy and unleash business potential in the elderly market, whilst also catering to the aspirations and needs of elderly people. He said this would be the advisory panel’s focus.     At today’s meeting, the panel endorsed its terms of reference, reviewed statistics relating to

Green link design contest opens

Entries are being invited for a design competition on a green link in Wong Chuk Hang until October 22 and the deadline for submitting entries is noon on November 20.   Jointly organised by the Development Bureau's Invigorating Island South Office, the Architectural Services Department and the Institute of Architects, the contest aims to gather innovative ideas for creating a convenient green link connecting Wong Chuk Hang and Aberdeen Country Park through a series of attractive sitting-out areas and pedestrian facilities.   Qualified architects, landscape architects and urban designers are welcome to form teams with other professionals, artists, designers and members of the public aged 18 or above to join the competition.        A briefing session will be held online at 10.30am on September 18.
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