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Energy efficiency meeting held

Secretary for Environment & Ecology Tse Chin-wan today attended the 60th Meeting of the Expert Group on Energy Efficiency & Conservation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) held in Hong Kong.   In his welcome speech, Mr Tse said that Hong Kong was honoured to host the meeting again after 2019 and 2020 to provide a platform for direct dialogue among APEC partners.   “It is encouraging to see over 50 experts and delegates from 11 APEC member economies as well as four international organisations gather again to share insights and exchange experiences with their counterparts after the stabilisation of the epidemic.”   As the Asia-Pacific region develops, its energy demand and consumption would continue to increase, which may lead to an increase in emissions of greenhouse gases, he pointed out.   To achieve carbon neutrality before 2050, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government published Hong Kong’s Climate Action Plan 2050 in 2021, outlining the st

Job fair to be held this week

The Labour Department will hold a large-scale job fair at MacPherson Stadium in Mong Kok on March 8 and 9 to provide over 4,000 vacancies from various industries for job seekers.   Around 30 organisations will set up booths and conduct recruitment on the spot each day. More than 2,400 vacancies come from catering, retail and hotel industries.   The vacancies cover the positions of baker, accounting officer, instructor, technician, customer services officer, cook, assistant concierge, management trainee, assistant safety officer and security guard.   Around 81% of them are full-time jobs. Most vacancies offer monthly salaries ranging from $11,000 to $22,000.   Among the vacancies, about 97% require a Secondary 6 education level or below and about 58% are open to people without relevant work experience.   The job fair will be held from 11am to 5.30pm at MacPherson Stadium with free admission, during which job seekers can submit job applications and may be selected for on-the-spot interviews.   Click here for details.

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