Hong Kong – Fun day of shared path along Victoria Harbour held today (with photos)

Fun day of shared path along Victoria Harbour held today (with photos)


     The Harbourfront Commission (HC) and the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) today (November 27) held the Fun Day of Shared Path along Victoria Harbour at the harbourfront promenade between Central and Wan Chai to promote the shared-use cycle track (shared path) which has been implemented on a trial basis.


     Speaking at the kick-off session, the Chairman of the HC, Mr Vincent Ng, said that the commission has strived in recent years to bring vibrancy and diversity to the harbourfront by enabling the public to enjoy harbourfront spaces according to their own preferences with mutual respect. At present, the 2-kilometre-long harbourfront promenade on the northern shore of Hong Kong Island can be used for cycling and various other activities.  There are also cycle tracks along the coast of Kowloon in the West Kowloon Cultural District, Tsing Yi Promenade and Tsuen Wan waterfront. Cycle tracks will be implemented at more harbourfront sites in future, so as to gradually achieve the vision of developing a network of shared paths on both sides of Victoria Harbour.


     Different from the traditional cycle tracks, the shared path at harbourfront encourages pedestrians and cyclists to harmoniously share the spaces. The CEDD has implemented the first shared path at the promenade section between the Central Harbourfront Event Space and west of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre since August on a trial basis for a year to collect data and feedback for facilities enhancement. Bicycles free to rent are available for the public using a mobile app at the bicycle stations at the shared path. More than 6 800 borrowings have been recorded so far.   


     The fun day offered an array of enjoyable activities. Apart from cyclist Wong Kam-po and cycling coach Chau Dor-ming sharing safety information on using the shared path at the kick-off session, there were artistic and unicycling performances, as well as various activities on cycling-related experiences and games.

Canada – Shared Services Canada launches Agile Procurement Process 3.0

Shared Services Canada has launched a new simplified approach to IT procurement. Agile Procurement Process 3.0 makes it easier for businesses of all sizes to compete for government of Canada contracts.

OTTAWA March 23, 2022 – Shared Services Canada (SSC) has launched a new simplified approach to IT procurement. Agile Procurement Process 3.0 (APP 3.0) makes it easier for businesses of all sizes to compete for government of Canada contracts.

APP 3.0 engages vendors throughout the process, starting with the initial design of the solicitation and problem statement. This way, the government gets the best, most innovative proposals possible.

Under APP 3.0, contracts are awarded to selected vendors so they can produce prototypes. This lets government officials assess real-world examples of proposed solutions and choose the solution that delivers the best value to Canada and Canadians. 

APP 3.0 was developed by SSC’s Centre of Expertise in Agile and Innovative Procurement, in collaboration with TECHNATION and in consultation with numerous vendors. APP 3.0 takes a highly collaborative approach to procurement that will help the government meet its socio-economic and climate-related policy objectives.

“We are pleased to announce this important step in modernizing procurement for the Government of Canada. Initiatives like this one, which makes selling to the government easier for small- and medium-sized businesses and businesses owned and run by underrepresented groups, are vital to achieving our socio-economic and climate-related goals.”

– The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Public Services and Procurement

“There is a wealth of innovative IT solutions out there, and we are aware that complicated procurement processes can create a barrier to our ability to benefit from that ingenuity. APP 3.0 is one of a number of agile procurement projects SSC is working on that will not only enable our contracts to be more inclusive and accessible, but also increase the choices we have. That can only benefit Canadians in the form of even better government services and programs.”

– Sony Perron, Executive Vice-President, Shared Services Canada

“SSC has led the way in driving much needed change in technology procurement while increasing a culture of innovation. SSC’s Agile Procurement Process 3.0, leveraging Canada’s Digital Marketplace, revamps traditional procurement and collaborates with industry to solve government challenges, while providing greater access to domestic innovation. This unique approach to procurement is diversifying the government’s supply chain, delivers leading-edge services for Canadians and is helping drive Canada’s economic recovery. It is a win-win-win for Canadians, the government and Canada’s tech sector!”

– Angela Mondou, President and CEO, TECHNATION

“iPSS has been providing software products and IT professional services to the government for almost 20 years. We have participated in hundreds of competitive procurements led by a variety of departments and under many formats. The Agile Procurements led by SSC are new to us, and we are certain, new to the government. We are encouraged to see the commitment by SSC to continually engage with industry. They offer industry several opportunities to comment and refine requirements and use cases to benefit end users of the solution. iPSS will continue to participate in SSC’s CoEAIP Agile Procurements and looks forward to seeing how this new way of procuring evolves.’’

– Andreia Moran, Operations Manager at iPSS Inc.

iPSS is an Indigenous-owned business based in Ottawa.