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Subsidy scheme accepts applications

The Food Courts Subsidy Scheme was launched today and opened for applications to provide financial support to operators of eligible licensed food factories in operation, the Food & Environmental Hygiene Department announced.   Launched under the fourth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund, the scheme will provide a one-off subsidy ranging from $20,000 to $100,000 to licence holders of food factories according to the floor area of the premises as specified on the business operation licence.   The department explained that "food court" means a place inside a shopping mall comprising licensed food factories and an adjoining seating area with tables and chairs or stools provided by the property management or owner of the mall for non-exclusive use by its visitors, which may include patrons of the licensed food factories.   The scheme requires an applicant to make a declaration, including indicating that the food business is still in operation, and if the business is not oper

Legal cloud service providers sought

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has invited local non-profit making non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to make submissions for the development and provision of Hong Kong Legal Cloud services.   As set out in the 2020 Policy Address, the DoJ is tasked to actively explore the development of the Hong Kong Legal Cloud to enhance the profession's capability to harness modern technology in the provision of legal and dispute resolution services.   The Hong Kong Legal Cloud is an advanced and user-friendly online facility situated in the city, with specific requirements on security, reliability, affordability, functionality and scalability, to provide safe, secure and affordable data storage services for the local legal and dispute resolution communities.   The DoJ will provide a Hong Kong Legal Cloud Fund of around $15.7 million for the development of the cloud by selected NGOs through a public-private partnership.   The actual subscription fees as incurred by eligible subscribers to the cloud will be disbursed from the fund to the listed service providers for up to three years to finance its costs for set up, initial operation and promotion of the cloud.   In order to be considered as a listed cloud service provider, interested NGOs should submit relevant information and documents including those demonstrating that its system could meet the requirements, and its ability to provide high quality services to the local legal and dispute resolution sectors on or before June 1 to the Inclusive Dispute Avoidance & Resolution Office, Department of Justice, 7/F, Main Wing, Justice Place, 18 Lower Albert Road, Central.   Click here for details.
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