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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

Bun carnival cancelled

In view of the latest COVID-19 developments, the 2021 Bun Carnival has been cancelled, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department announced today.   The carnival, jointly organised by the Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee and the department, was originally scheduled to be held at Pak Tai Temple Playground’s football pitch on Cheung Chau.   The department explained that in order to reduce the risk of spreading the virus through social contact, the organising committee decided to cancel related activities to avoid public gatherings.   Cancelled activities include bun tower climbing training, the bun scrambling competition selection contest, the climbing carnival and bun scrambling competition.   Nevertheless, the ongoing student colouring and drawing competitions will continue. Winners will be notified individually and awards will be sent to the respective schools after the assessment.
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