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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

Jobless scheme disbursment set

The Government today announced that the first batch of subsidies under the Temporary Unemployment Relief Scheme is expected to be disbursed to about 60,000 successful applicants within one week from April 12.   Such applicants may check their bank accounts after receiving notifications via SMS or email, it added.   For those who have not yet received any notification, their applications are still being processed. They may log in to the scheme’s website to check their application status.   As at noon today, more than 380,000 applications have been received since the scheme’s launch on March 23.   The Government reminded eligible people who intend to apply for the subsidies to submit their applications online by April 12.   Call 183 6128 for enquiries.

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