Hong Kong – LegCo to consider proposed resolution on reorganizing Government structure

LegCo to consider proposed resolution on reorganizing Government structure

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The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

 

     The Legislative Council (LegCo) will hold a meeting on Wednesday (June 15) at 11am in the Chamber of the LegCo Complex. During the meeting, Members will consider a proposed resolution on reorganizing the Government structure, which is moved by the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs under section 54A of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance. The proposed resolution is set out in Appendix 1.

 

     The Secretary for Labour and Welfare will move a proposed resolution under the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Ordinance to amend the Protection of Wages on Insolvency Ordinance. The proposed resolution is set out in Appendix 2.

 

     On Government bills, the Second Reading debate on the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2022 will resume. If the Bill is supported by Members and receives its Second Reading, it will stand committed to the committee of the whole Council. After the committee of the whole Council has completed consideration of the Bill and its report is adopted by the Council, the Bill will be set down for the Third Reading.

 

     The Inland Revenue (Amendment) (Tax Concessions for Certain Shipping-related Activities) Bill 2022 will be introduced into the Council for the First Reading and the Second Reading. The Second Reading debate on the Bill will be adjourned.

 

     On Members’ motions, Dr Priscilla Leung will move a proposed resolution under section 34(4) of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance to extend the period for amending the Social Workers Registration Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 2) Notice 2022, laid on the table of the Council on May 25, 2022, to the meeting of July 13, 2022.

 

     Meanwhile, Dr Priscilla Leung will move two proposed resolutions under section 34(2) of the Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance to amend the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Gathering) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulation 2022 and the Prevention and Control of Disease (Wearing of Mask) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulation 2022. The proposed resolutions are set out in Appendices 3 and 4 respectively.

 

     Dr Junius Ho will move a motion on revitalizing the Mandatory Provident Fund. The motion is set out in Appendix 5. Mr Tang Ka-piu, Mr Chan Kin-por, Dr Kennedy Wong and Dr David Lam will move separate amendments to Dr Ho’s motion.

 

     Mr Jeffrey Lam will move a motion on strengthening and consolidating Hong Kong’s status as an international financial centre and enhancing its competitiveness. The motion is set out in Appendix 6. Mr Rock Chen, Mr Chan Chun-ying, Mr Robert Lee and Dr Stephen Wong will move separate amendments to Mr Lam’s motion.

 

     Members will also ask the Government 22 questions on various policy areas, six of which require oral replies.

 

     The agenda of the above meeting can be obtained via the LegCo Website (www.legco.gov.hk). Members of the public can watch or listen to the meeting via the “Webcast” system on the LegCo Website. To observe the proceedings of the meeting at the LegCo Complex, members of the public may call 3919 3399 during office hours to reserve seats.

Hong Kong – Proposed site formation works at open channel in Area 33, Tung Chung gazetted

Proposed site formation works at open channel in Area 33, Tung Chung gazetted

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     The Government intends to carry out site formation works within an area of approximately 1 195 square metres of foreshore and seabed at the open channel in Area 33, Tung Chung. The extent of the area of foreshore and seabed affected is described in a notice gazetted today (June 10).



     The proposed works, scheduled tentatively to commence in 2024 for completion in 2030, will provide land for future public housing development.



     The notice and its related plan are posted near the site. The plan is also available for inspection at:



* Survey and Mapping Office of the Lands Department (23/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong) (where copies can be purchased on order);

* Islands Home Affairs Enquiry Centre (Tung Chung) of the Islands District Office (1/F, Tung Chung Post Office Building, 6 Mei Tung Street, Tung Chung, Lantau Island); and

* Lands Department’s website (www.landsd.gov.hk) under Government Notices.



     Any person who considers that he or she has an interest, right or easement in or over the foreshore and seabed involved may submit a written objection to the Director of Lands, 20/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, Hong Kong, within two months from the gazette date, i.e. on or before August 10. The notice of such an objection shall describe the interest, right or easement of the objector and the manner in which he or she will be allegedly affected.

Hong Kong – Proposed works of Trunk Road T4 gazetted

Proposed works of Trunk Road T4 gazetted

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     The Government gazetted today (November 26) the proposed construction of Trunk Road T4, which will connect the Tsing Sha Highway/Shing Mun Tunnel Road and Sha Tin Road to provide a more direct road link between Tsuen Wan/West Kowloon and Ma On Shan/Sai Kung.

     Details of the proposal are set out in the Annex. The plans and scheme of the works are available for public inspection at the following government offices during office hours:

Central and Western Home Affairs Enquiry Centre, 
G/F, Harbour Building, 
38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong

Sha Tin Home Affairs Enquiry Centre,
G/F, Sha Tin Government Offices,
1 Sheung Wo Che Road, Sha Tin, New Territories

District Lands Office, Sha Tin,
11/F, Sha Tin Government Offices, 
1 Sheung Wo Che Road, Sha Tin, New Territories

     The gazette notice, scheme, plans, location plan, resumption plan, plan for Creation of Rights of Temporary Occupation of Land and plan for Creation of Easements and Other Permanent Rights are available at
www.thb.gov.hk/eng/psp/publications/transport/gazette/gazette.htm.

     Any person who wishes to object to the works or the use, or both, is required to address to the Secretary for Transport and Housing an objection in writing, which can be submitted via the following means:
 

  • By post or by hand to the Transport and Housing Bureau’s drop-in box No. 6 located at the entrance on 2/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong. The box is available for use between 8am and 7pm from Monday to Friday (except public holidays);
  • By fax to 2868 4643; or
  • By email to gazettethb@thb.gov.hk.

     A notice of objection should describe the objector’s interest and the manner in which he or she alleges that he or she will be affected by the works or the use. Objectors are requested to provide contact details to facilitate communication. A notice of objection should be delivered to the Secretary for Transport and Housing not later than January 25, 2022.

Hong Kong – Proposed upgrading of remaining sections of Kam Tin Road and Lam Kam Road gazetted

Proposed upgrading of remaining sections of Kam Tin Road and Lam Kam Road gazetted

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     The Government gazetted today (September 17) the proposed road works to upgrade the section of Kam Tin Road between Tung Wui Road and Lam Kam Road and the section of Lam Kam Road between Kam Tin Road and Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden for enhancement of road safety.
      
     Details of the proposal are set out in the Annex. The plans and scheme of the works are available for public inspection at the following government offices during office hours:

Central and Western Home Affairs Enquiry Centre, 
G/F, Harbour Building, 
38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong

Yuen Long Home Affairs Enquiry Centre, 
G/F, Yuen Long District Office Building,
269 Castle Peak Road, Yuen Long,
New Territories

Tai Po Home Affairs Enquiry Centre, 
G/F, Tai Po Government Offices Building,
1 Ting Kok Road, Tai Po, New Territories

District Lands Office, Yuen Long,
9/F, Yuen Long Government Offices,
2 Kiu Lok Square, Yuen Long, New Territories

District Lands Office, Tai Po,
1/F, Tai Po Government Offices Building,
1 Ting Kok Road, Tai Po, New Territories

     The gazette notice, scheme, plans, the resumption plan and location plan are available at www.thb.gov.hk/eng/psp/publications/transport/gazette/gazette.htm.
      
     Any person who wishes to object to the works or the use, or both, is required to address to the Secretary for Transport and Housing an objection in writing, which can be submitted via the following means:
 

  • By post or by hand to the Transport and Housing Bureau’s drop-in box No. 6 located at the entrance on 2/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong. The box is available for use between 8am and 7pm from Monday to Friday (except public holidays);
  • By fax to 2868 4643; or
  • By email to gazettethb@thb.gov.hk.

      
     A notice of objection should describe the objector’s interest and the manner in which he or she alleges that he or she will be affected by the works or the use.  Objectors are requested to provide contact details to facilitate communication. A notice of objection should be delivered to the Secretary for Transport and Housing not later than November 16, 2021.

Hong Kong – Proposed improvement works in Tai O gazetted

Proposed improvement works in Tai O gazetted

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     The Government gazetted today (September 17) the proposed improvement works in Tai O, including construction of footbridges and a public car park and carrying out of road works to provide infrastructure to cater for the needs of the community.
 
     Details of the proposal are set out in the Annex. The plans and scheme of the works are available for public inspection at the following government offices during office hours:

Central and Western Home Affairs Enquiry Centre,
G/F, Harbour Building,
38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong

Islands District Office Main Office,
20/F, Harbour Building,
38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong

Islands Home Affairs Enquiry Centre (Mui Wo),
G/F, Mui Wo Government Offices,
2 Ngan Kwong Wan Road, Mui Wo,
Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Islands Home Affairs Enquiry Centre (Tung Chung),
1/F, Tung Chung Post Office Building,
6 Mei Tung Street, Tung Chung,
Lantau Island, Hong Kong

District Lands Office, Islands,
19/F, Harbour Building,
38 Pier Road, Central, Hong Kong

     The gazette notice, scheme, plans, and location plan are available at www.thb.gov.hk/eng/psp/publications/transport/gazette/gazette.htm.
 
     Any person who wishes to object to the works or the use, or both, is required to address to the Secretary for Transport and Housing an objection in writing, which can be submitted via the following means:
 

  • By post or by hand to the Transport and Housing Bureau’s drop-in box No. 6 located at the entrance on 2/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong. The box is available for use between 8am and 7pm from Monday to Friday (except public holidays);
  • By fax to 2868 4643; or
  • By email to gazettethb@thb.gov.hk.

 
     A notice of objection should describe the objector’s interest and the manner in which he or she alleges that he or she will be affected by the works or the use. Objectors are requested to provide contact details to facilitate communication. A notice of objection should be delivered to the Secretary for Transport and Housing not later than November 16, 2021.