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Cash allowance scheme set

(To watch the full press conference with sign language interpretation, click here.)   The Government will launch a three-year Cash Allowance Trial Scheme in late June to alleviate the livelihood difficulties faced by grassroots families who have been waiting for public rental housing for a long time.   At a press conference this afternoon, Permanent Secretary for Transport & Housing (Housing)/Director of Housing Agnes Wong said the cash allowance is not a rent subsidy and the recipients are not required to use it to pay for rent.   “This is purely to relieve their financial pressure while waiting for public rental housing.      “We aim to send out around 90,000 application forms to the eligible applicants by the end of this month. We urge them to complete the form and return it to us as soon as possible.”   The cash allowance amount is determined by the number of people in a public rental housing application who meet all eligibility criteria.   Along with other criteria

TAC briefed on walkability measures

The Transport Advisory Committee was briefed today on the progress of walkability enhancement measures in selected pilot areas and highlights of the overall walkability strategy for Hong Kong.   The Government has proposed a number of measures for fostering a pedestrian-friendly environment.   Such measures include setting up low speed limit zones and wayfinding signage, decluttering non-essential traffic signs and railings, levelling run-in/out points and installing raised crossings on bus routes.   The Government has also finalised the overall walkability strategy for Hong Kong with a view to developing it into a walkable city of world-class quality.   Committee Chairman Prof Stephen Cheung pointed out that the members support the Government in taking forward the walkability enhancement measures for citywide application.   Members also welcome the formulation of the overall walkability strategy for the city and support the Government to select suitable new development areas and built-up areas for implementing the comprehensive pedestrian planning framework, he added.   The operation of franchised buses was also discussed.   The committee noted that due to the substantial reduction in patronage and revenues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing measures, the operators of franchised buses are facing a challenging environment.
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