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Civil Aid Service holds parade

The Civil Aid Service (CAS) held the Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and CAS 70th Anniversary Parade today at the Police College.   Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki officiated at the ceremony and acted as the reviewing officer for the parade.   To demonstrate national identity and patriotic sentiment for the motherland, the CAS has fully adopted from today, the Chinese-style foot drill that requires exacting standards, and demonstrated the drill's protocols for the first time in the parade.   As an auxiliary force under the Security Bureau, the CAS has been honouring the pledge of "provide emergency relief, serve the community" and has been rendering immediate assistance during emergencies to protect Hong Kong citizens.   During the COVID-19 epidemic, the CAS has remained steadfast on the front line of the anti-epidemic operations by rapidly assisting in setting up a number of community isolation faci

$8.5m set for Henan flood victims

The Government today approved two funding applications totalling $8.519 million for Plan International Hong Kong and Amity Foundation, Hong Kong to help flood victims in Henan Province.   The money will be used to provide flour, rice, cooking oil and quilts for around 62,800 victims.   The Government said the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee hopes the grants will facilitate the provision of timely aid to the victims and help them restore normal living.   To ensure the money is used properly, the two relief agencies will submit evaluation reports and audited accounts on the use of the grants after the relief projects have been completed.
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