Civic Exchange has called for the Medical Priority Dispatch System (MPDS) to be implemented in Hong Kong for at least five years. This is a system that can help to save lives in a city that has heavy demand on ambulance service.1 This matter should have received high policy priority much earlier.
Public policy think tank Civic Exchange today noted that dust from a giant sandstorm in northern China has caused record levels of air pollution. However, the greater harm comes from living in a persistently high pollution environment, and there is an urgent need to reduce the pollution Hong Kong generates itself.
Civic Exchange submission to Legislative Council Panel on Environmental Affairs (Subcommittee on Improving Air Quality) – Early Replacement of Old Diesel Commercial Vehicles.
Independent public policy think tank Civic Exchange noted the Financial Secretary’s introduction of incentives to clean up roadside pollution in the 2010-2011 Budget, but remains concerned that unless mandatory measures requiring the worst polluters to clean up are adopted…
Since constitutional development has not progressed since 2004, many of Civic Exchange’s views submitted earlier in response to various Task Force reports and the 2007 Green Paper remain relevant. We do not intend to repeat them but would like to highlight three issues.
To continue the meeting on 28-Jan regarding the upcoming 2010-2011 budget, Civic Exchange would like to make an additional point about upgrading of the franchised bus fleet.
Civic Exchange addressed three issues regarding the 2010-2011 budget consultation.
This submission from Civic Exchange will focus on identifying lessons learned from the recent air quality objective (AQO) consultation and from the review of the air management strategy, which might assist in the review of marine water quality objectives (WQO).