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URA supports government measures to create job opportunities

The Chairman of the Urban Renewal Authority (URA), Mr Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, today (Wednesday) welcomed the announcement of a package of government measures to boost job opportunities by the Financial Secretary in his 2009-2010 Budget Speech at the Legislative Council.  In particular, the URA fully supports the "Operation Building Bright" campaign to be jointly funded and implemented by the Government, the URA and the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) so as to create more job opportunities for the construction industry in the shortest period of time possible.

"As a principal facilitator of urban regeneration in Hong Kong, the URA shares the objectives of these special measures and will put in resources needed to encourage more old flats owners to take part in building rehabilitation works in a bid to upgrade the safety standard of their homes and to improve their living environment, as well as to enliven the sluggish labour market," said Mr Cheung.

We will work closely with the Development Bureau, government departments concerned and the HKHS to ensure the early implementation of the plan in an orderly manner, he added.

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