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DC reform meetings held

The Government held exchange meetings on the theme of improving the district governance system and reforming the District Councils (DCs) at the Central Government Offices today.   Over 80 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region deputies to the National People's Congress (NPC) and Hong Kong SAR members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) were there to exchange views on improving the district governance system and supporting the District Council election.   Chief Executive John Lee noted that it is the first major citywide election after improving the district governance system and reforming the DCs, and is of particular significance.   He said it also marks the final mile for the full implementation of the principle of “patriots administering Hong Kong” in the district governance structure.   The Chief Executive also noted that the election is of great significance to the good governance and the long-term st

Voucher re-registration centres set

Three new service centres will be set up starting tomorrow to accept resubmission of registrations for people who need to provide supplementary information or clarify incorrect information under the Consumption Voucher Scheme.   Operating until September 15, the centres are located at the General Post Office in Central, Wan Tau Tong Neighbourhood Community Centre in Tai Po and Leung King Community Centre in Tuen Mun.       Eligible registrants may resubmit their registrations with a copy of their Hong Kong identity card in person or by a trusted person at the Consumption Voucher Scheme Secretariat on 17/F, Pioneer Centre in Mongkok or any of the new service centres.     All four locations provide the same services during office hours from 9am to 6am, Monday to Saturday.   In general, people will receive an SMS notification on their registration result about one week after submission of registration.   Registrants with their eligibility confirmed will receive disbursement of the first $2,000 voucher on October 1.       The resubmission arrangement only applies to those who had submitted a registration during the scheme's registration period, ie July 4 to August 14, but whose registrations had not been further processed due to reasons such as inaccurate or incomplete information.   The arrangement is not applicable to those who were confirmed to be ineligible under the scheme or who had never submitted any registration during the registration period.       People can check their registration status via the 18 5000 hotline.
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