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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

Lantern displays illuminate LNY

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department is presenting Lunar New Year lantern displays at the Cultural Centre Piazza from today until February 25 to ring in the Year of the Dragon with the public.

 

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Office and local paper-crafting master Chan Yiu-wah collaborated to design and craft lanterns featuring the green dragon which symbolises the vitality of spring.

 

The lanterns will shine bright daily from 6pm to 11pm.

 

Click here or call 2591 1340 for more information.

 

There will also be lantern carnivals at the Velodrome Park, Tin Shui Wai Park and Ginza Square from February 20 to 25.


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