HKGCC sets out policy priorities

Business | Staff reporter 13 Sep 2018

The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce believes that land reclamation, brownfield redevelopment, agricultural land development and industrial sites re-zoning remain as priorities for the next policy address.

In its submission to the government yesterday, the chamber said removing regulatory bottlenecks, optimizing the use of existing land and finding more, as well as tackling manpower shortage were priority concerns.

"The chamber stands ready to support the government in the drafting of an implementation plan, with action points and time frames, and to do what is possible to expand the availability of land to achieve our shared vision for a prosperous and harmonious Hong Kong," it said in a statement.

It also supports the creation of a special labor importation scheme for elderly care, health care, construction, technology, retail and other industries suffering from labor shortages. "The chamber supports all efforts to prepare our future workforce to adapt to the changing employment landscape brought on by advances in technology," it said, adding that it supports vocational training, and engaging the support of businesses to ensure a sustainable pool of skilled workers.

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