Hong Kong – Live broadcast of ballot drawing ceremony for Sale of Home Ownership Scheme Flats 2022 and White Form Secondary Market Scheme 2022 on June 13

Live broadcast of ballot drawing ceremony for Sale of Home Ownership Scheme Flats 2022 and White Form Secondary Market Scheme 2022 on June 13

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The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Housing Authority:



     The Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA) announced today (June 9) that the ballot drawing ceremony for the Sale of Home Ownership Scheme (HOS) Flats 2022 (HOS 2022) and the White Form Secondary Market Scheme (WSM) 2022 (WSM 2022) will be held on June 13. The ballot drawing will be officiated by the Chairman of the HA Subsidised Housing Committee, Ms Cleresa Wong.



     “Ballots will be drawn separately for HOS 2022 and WSM 2022 to determine the applicants’ priority sequence based on the last two digits of their application numbers. The HA will arrange a live broadcast of the entire balloting process through its Facebook page and YouTube channel for public viewing. On-site attendance for the public and the media will not be arranged,” a spokesman for the HA said.



     The ballot drawing ceremony will start at 10.30am on June 13. Those interested can view the live broadcast of the balloting process on the HA’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HKHousingAuthority) or YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/HKHousingAuthority).



     “The ballot results for HOS 2022 and WSM 2022 will be uploaded to the dedicated webpages on the HA/Housing Department website that afternoon (hos.housingauthority.gov.hk/mini-site/hos2022/en/ballot-results.html and hos.housingauthority.gov.hk/mini-site/wsm2022/en/ballot-results.html). Applicants who have submitted online applications will receive email notification of the ballot results after the ballot drawing ceremony,” the spokesman said.



     “The HA estimates that flat selection for HOS 2022 and issuance of approval letters to successful applicants of WSM 2022 are expected to start from the fourth quarter of 2022,” the spokesman added.

 

“PLI Scheme is a step towards realizing vision of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat”: Union Minister for Health and Chemicals and Fertilizers


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“PLI Scheme is a step towards realizing vision of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat”: Union Minister for Health and Chemicals and Fertilizers





Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurates Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association in Mumbai



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14 APR 2022 2:15PM by PIB Mumbai


Mumbai, April 14, 2021


Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Chemicals & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya has said that the pharmaceutical industry has a vital role to play in realizing the vision of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat. Addressing ‘Indian Pharma – Global Health Care’ event to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association (IDMA) in Mumbai today, the Minister underlined how government initiatives such as Production Linked Incentive Scheme has been benefiting the sector. “Through Production Linked Incentive Scheme, government has tried to reduce import by encouraging domestic manufacturing of pharmaceuticals. PLI scheme has led to initiate production of more than 35 products in India.” The Minister exhorted the pharmaceutical sector to prepare a plan for the next 25 years.



The Minister congratulated Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association for celebrating diamond jubilee as the country celebrates ‘Amrit Mahotsav’ and said that the government has been acting proactively in order to extend necessary support to the sector. “Government is helping industry by amending Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and promoting Ease of Doing Business. We are involving the industry in decision-making processes. Also, through a series of webinars, government has tried to reach out and consult industry and other stakeholders on the implementation of Union Budget provisions.”



The Union Minister said that the Government is pro-poor, pro-farmer and stresses that it is also industry-friendly. Recalling the contribution of the pharma sector, the Minister said that Indian pharma industry has earned India the honour of being referred to as the ‘pharmacy of the world.’ 


“Government does not view health sector as a profit-making industry. When we export medicines, we do it with an attitude of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.  During the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic, India supplied medicines to 125 countries.” Shri Mandaviya added.



Union Pharma Secretary Ms S Aparna laid thrust on the role of innovation and research in ensuring growth and development of pharma sector and appealed to IDMA to develop a strategy to exploit this opportunity.


The Secretary also called upon IDMA and the industry to address the problems in strategy and plans in order to  build an acceptable level of drug security on a sustainable basis.



On the occasion Union Minister Dr Mandaviya, along with other dignitaries released the Diamond Jubilee Year Annual Publication of IDMA.


Dr. V. G. Somani, Drugs Controller General of India, Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Affairs, Dr. Viranchi Shah, National President, IDMA; Mr Bharat Shah, Chairman, IDMA Diamond Jubilee Organizing Committee, Mr Mahesh Doshi, Immediate Past National President; Mr. Mehul Shah, General Secretary, IDMA were present on the occasion.


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‘Scheme of Financial Assistance for the Preservation and Development of Cultural Heritage of the Himalayas’ protects and preserves the cultural heritage of Himalayan region


Ministry of Culture administers a financial grant scheme by the name of ‘Scheme of Financial Assistance for the Preservation and Development of Cultural Heritage of the Himalayas’ for the purpose of promoting, protecting and preserving the cultural heritage of Himalayan region spreading in Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh and States of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh through research, documentation, dissemination etc. Under this scheme, financial assistance is provided to the Voluntary Organizations including Colleges and Universities for study and research on cultural heritage, preservation of old manuscripts, literature, art & crafts and documentation of cultural activities/ events like music & dance,  dissemination through audio-visual programmes of art and culture and training in traditional and folk art.  The quantum of funding is Rs.10.00 lakhs per year for an organization.  The Expert Advisory Committee (EAC) on the scheme is empowered to recommend the amount beyond the maximum limit but not exceeding Rs.30.00 lakhs from this scheme.  The said scheme is a Central Sector Scheme and no funds are released directly to the State Governments. 


 Ministry of Culture administers a specific Financial Grant Scheme by the name of  ‘Scheme of Financial Assistance for the Development of Buddhist/ Tibetan Culture and Art’  to give financial assistance to the voluntary Buddhist/Tibetan organizations including Monasteries engaged in the propagation and scientific development of Buddhist/Tibetan culture, tradition and research in related fields. This scheme is applicable throughout the country including the Himalayan Region. 


The information was given by Minister of Culture, Tourism And Development Of North Eastern Region Shri G. Kishan Reddy in Lok Sabha today.




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Hong Kong – Licensed Guesthouses Subsidy Scheme, Club-house Subsidy Scheme, Amusement Game Centres Subsidy Scheme and Mahjong/Tin Kau Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme under sixth round of Anti-epidemic Fund start to disburse subsidies

Licensed Guesthouses Subsidy Scheme, Club-house Subsidy Scheme, Amusement Game Centres Subsidy Scheme and Mahjong/Tin Kau Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme under sixth round of Anti-epidemic Fund start to disburse subsidies

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     ​The Office of the Licensing Authority (OLA) under the Home Affairs Department is continuing to receive applications and has started to disburse subsidies to successful applicants under the Licensed Guesthouses Subsidy Scheme, the Club-house Subsidy Scheme, the Amusement Game Centres (AGCs) Subsidy Scheme and the Mahjong/Tin Kau (MJ/TK) Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme set up under the sixth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund.



     The application period is running from February 17 to March 17 for the Licensed Guesthouses Subsidy Scheme and the Club-house Subsidy Scheme, and from February 21 to March 21 for the AGCs Subsidy Scheme and the MJ/TK Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme. As of today (March 11), the OLA has received a total of 1 880 applications under the four schemes. Among the applications received, 677 applications have been approved involving subsidies of around $65.6 million.



     The Licensed Guesthouses Subsidy Scheme provides a subsidy of $50,000 (for those with one to five licensed guest rooms) or $80,000 (for those with six licensed guest rooms or more) to eligible holders of a valid guesthouse licence issued under the Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance (Cap. 349). The Club-house Subsidy Scheme, the AGCs Subsidy Scheme and the MJ/TK Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme provide a subsidy of $100,000 to eligible holders of valid Certificates of Compliance (CoCs) issued under the Clubs (Safety of Premises) Ordinance (Cap. 376), amusement game centre operators and MJ/TK licence holders. An additional subsidy of $50,000 will be provided for each permit/licence for CoC holders who also operate karaoke establishments, nightclubs or bars/pubs in their clubhouse premises.



     Eligible applicants should submit an application to the OLA as soon as possible. Details and the application forms for the above subsidy schemes are available on the website of the OLA (www.hadla.gov.hk). For enquiries, please contact the OLA at 3620 3062 (Licensed Guesthouses Subsidy Scheme and Club-house Subsidy Scheme), 2116 5230 (AGCs Subsidy Scheme) or 2117 2977 (MJ/TK Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme).

Hong Kong – Licensed Guesthouses Subsidy Scheme, Club-house Subsidy Scheme, Amusement Game Centres Subsidy Scheme and Mahjong/Tin Kau Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme under the sixth round of Anti-epidemic Fund start to disburse subsidies

Licensed Guesthouses Subsidy Scheme, Club-house Subsidy Scheme, Amusement Game Centres Subsidy Scheme and Mahjong/Tin Kau Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme under the sixth round of Anti-epidemic Fund start to disburse subsidies

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     The Office of the Licensing Authority (OLA) under the Home Affairs Department continues to receive applications and starts to disburse subsidies to successful applicants under the Licensed Guesthouses Subsidy Scheme, the Club-house Subsidy Scheme, the Amusement Game Centres (AGCs) Subsidy Scheme and the Mahjong/Tin Kau (MJ/TK) Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme set up under the sixth round of Anti-epidemic Fund.

     

     The application period lasts from February 17 to March 17 for the Licensed Guesthouses Subsidy Scheme and the Club-house Subsidy Scheme; and from February 21 to March 21 for the AGCs Subsidy Scheme and the MJ/TK Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme. As of today (March 4), the OLA has received a total of 1 303 applications under the four schemes. Among the applications received, 282 applications have been approved involving subsidies of around $30 million.

     

     The Licensed Guesthouses Subsidy Scheme provides a subsidy of $50,000 (with one to five licensed guest rooms) or $80,000 (with six licensed guest rooms or more) to eligible holders of valid guesthouse licence issued under the Hotel and Guesthouse Accommodation Ordinance (Cap. 349).  The Club-house Subsidy Scheme, the AGCs Subsidy Scheme and the MJ/TK Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme provide a subsidy of $100,000 to eligible holders of valid Certificates of Compliance (CoC) issued under the Clubs (Safety of Premises) Ordinance (Cap. 376), amusement game centre operators and MJ/TK licence holders. An additional subsidy of $50,000 will be provided to each permit/licence for CoC holders who also operate karaoke establishments, nightclubs or bars/pubs in their clubhouse premises.

   

     Eligible applicants should submit an application to the OLA as soon as possible. Details and the application forms for the above subsidy schemes are available on the website of the OLA (www.hadla.gov.hk). For enquiries, please contact the OLA at 3620 3062 (Licensed Guesthouses Subsidy Scheme and Club-house Subsidy Scheme), 2116 5230 (AGCs Subsidy Scheme) or 2117 2977 (MJ/TK Licence Holder Subsidy Scheme).