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DC election poll cards mailed

The Registration & Electoral Office today said it has mailed poll cards for the District Council Ordinary Election to about 4.33 million registered electors to inform them of where they should cast their votes on December 10.   Electors who have not received their poll cards may log in to the Online Voter Information Enquiry System to check whether they are registered electors and their designated polling stations, the office said.   District Council geographical constituency (DCGC) electors will be allocated to ordinary polling stations in the vicinity of their registered addresses. Polling hours will be from 8.30am to 10.30pm.   District Committees constituency (DCC) electors will be assigned to the polling stations of the DCCs to which they belong. The polling hours will be from 8.30am to 2.30pm. They will also receive a reminder on the poll card envelope that the DCC and DCGC vote will take place at two different polling stations with different polling hours.  

Northern Metropolis task force meets

The Task Force for Collaboration on the Northern Metropolis Development Strategy held a meeting in Shenzhen today.


Deputy Financial Secretary Michael Wong and Shenzhen Vice Mayor Huang Min led delegations representing the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Shenzhen, respectively.


During the session, Hong Kong’s delegates presented updates on the progress on implementing the Northern Metropolis, with a focus on public engagement activities for the San Tin Technopole and the development of multi-storey buildings for modern industries.


The participants exchanged views on various aspects of Northern Metropolis-related collaborations, including the development of Qianhai, works at the Lok Ma Chau Loop, cross-boundary transportation, and the planning of control points. Both sides agreed to continue strengthening co-operation to facilitate the development of the Northern Metropolis.


After the meeting, the Hong Kong delegation visited Qianhai in Shenzhen, the Nanshan Nantou Ancient Town and the Dasha River Ecological Corridor.


They received a briefing on the latest developments in these areas, including heritage conservation work and details of the river transformation project.


Mr Wong said: “One of the important aspects of the development of the Northern Metropolis is leveraging the complementary advantages of Hong Kong with Shenzhen and other cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to achieve high-quality development. We will continue to maintain dialogue and close collaboration with Shenzhen for co-operative developments and mutual benefits.”


Hong Kong officials joining today’s meeting included Secretary for Development Bernadette Linn, Secretary for Security Tang Ping-keung, Acting Secretary for Transport & Logistics Liu Chun-san, Under Secretary for Environment & Ecology Diane Wong, and Under Secretary for Innovation, Technology & Industry Lillian Cheong. They were joined by relevant department heads.

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