Highlights - Building a Bright Future Together

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Improve the “One Country, Two Systems” Practice

  • Safeguard national security by enacting local legislation to implement Article 23 of the Basic Law
  • Strengthen counter-terrorism preparedness and response capability
  • Step up public education on the Constitution, Basic Law and National Security Law in schools and society, and among civil servants
  • Extend oath-taking to more public officers
  • Conduct 7th Term Legislative Council (LegCo) Election and 6th Term Chief Executive Election in a fair, open and honest manner and in strict accordance with the improved electoral system

Enhance Governance

  • Review the organisation of policy bureaux to meet new challenges
  • Review existing promotion and appointment mechanism of senior civil service positions to ensure “the best person for the job”
  • Establish Commissioner positions to provide dedicated policy steer and overall co-ordination
  • Publish in advance a list of 40 legislative proposals to facilitate early public discussions
  • Enhance effective dissemination of government information

Housing and Land

  • Ensure timely delivery of the 10-year public housing production of 330 000 units by advancing projects in the latter five-year period (2027-28 – 2031-32) as far as practicable
  • Further streamline development processes through critical examination of town planning, environmental impact assessment and other statutory requirements
  • Raise provision of transitional housing units from 15 000 to 20 000, provide time-limited cash allowance for eligible waitlisted applicants of public rental housing, and implement tenancy control for sub-divided units
  • Take forward the Northern Metropolis Development Strategy to transform the northern part of Hong Kong into a lively and attractive area providing more land for housing, technology development and other industries
  • Expedite near-shore reclamation projects at Lung Kwu Tan (including re-planning of Tuen Mun West) and Ma Liu Shui
  • Review “Green Belt” zones to identify potential developable land
  • Formulate proposals to improve the administration of Tso/Tong to unlock the development potential of Tso/Tong land
  • Redevelop Sai Wan Estate and Ma Tau Wai Estate of the Housing Authority and facilitate the redevelopment of the Hong Kong Settlers Housing Corporation Limited’s Tai Hang Sai Estate with the support of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA)
  • Extend the use of “standard rates” for premium assessment applied to redevelopment of industrial buildings to land exchange cases in the New Development Areas

New Impetus to the Economy

  • Improve the listing regime, expand offshore RMB business, and grow a green and sustainable financial sector
  • Develop a “Smart Port”, grow high value-added logistics and maritime business, and improve connectivity within the Greater Bay Area and beyond
  • Improve small and medium enterprises’ access to bank financing through the Commercial Data Interchange
  • Attract reputable dispute resolution institutions to set up offices in the Hong Kong Legal Hub
  • Riding on achievements in recent years, build a complete innovation and technology ecosystem via providing more land and infrastructure, promoting research and development, investment in technology, re-industrialisation as well as supporting universities’ research
  • Take forward the Airport City developments and enhance co-operation with Zhuhai in aviation industry
  • Modernise the copyright regime in light of the digital environment
  • Develop world-class cultural facilities and cultivate a pluralistic cultural environment
  • Invest $100 billion on average annually in infrastructure in the next few years

Build a Liveable City

  • Set up an Office of Climate Change and Carbon Neutrality to co-ordinate actions under the “Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050”
  • Make preparations to implement municipal solid waste charging effectively by, inter alia, putting the refuse collection services of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department under the Environmental Protection Department
  • Introduce a new producer responsibility scheme on plastic beverage containers and regulate disposable plastic tableware
  • Speed up urban renewal in Yau Ma Tei and Mong Kok, and commence district planning studies in Tsuen Wan and Sham Shui Po by URA
  • Review the compulsory sale application threshold for old and dilapidated buildings
  • Open three new promenades in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay from end-2021 to mid-2022 and complete the first promenade section at the Kai Tak former runway in 2022
  • Construct new facilities at the Hong Kong Sports Institute and set up jointly with the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust a $300 million funding scheme to enhance athletes’ performance

Improve People’s Livelihood

  • Merge the Normal and Higher Old Age Living Allowances to provide more support to the eligible elderly
  • Establish District Health Centres (DHCs) in Wong Tai Sin, Tuen Mun, Southern District, Yuen Long and Tsuen Wan and “DHC Expresses” in the rest of the 11 districts and map out a blueprint for sustainable development of primary healthcare services
  • Explore allowing Chinese medicine practitioners to prescribe diagnostic imaging (such as X-ray) and laboratory tests for patients
  • Amend relevant legislation to allow patients’ direct access to healthcare professionals (including physiotherapists and occupational therapists) without doctors’ referral and to mandate continuing professional education and development
  • Take forward legislative work on mandatory reporting for child abuse cases
  • Further increase the number of places of on-site pre-school rehabilitation services from 9 000 to 10 000 in order to achieve zero waiting time for children in need
  • Introduce relevant bills into the LegCo on the abolition of the “offsetting” arrangement under the Mandatory Provident Fund system

Nurture Talent and Youth Development

  • Double the annual quota of the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme to 4 000
  • Add new professions and expand the fields of existing professions to the Talent List to target high-quality talents
  • Extend the Research Matching Grant Scheme for two years to support research work of the higher education sector
  • Enhance national education and values education with the Education Bureau playing a monitoring role
  • Invite the Youth Development Commission to explore the introduction of a new funding scheme to nurture young people’s positive thinking

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR

  • Engage the public in putting together events and programmes to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR in 2022

 

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