The Limited Times

Now you can see non-English news...

The Poverty Alleviation Committee allocates an additional 286 million yuan to subsidize primary and secondary school students to buy computers to assist in e-learning under the epidemic

2021-06-18T02:56:19.107Z

The Poverty Alleviation Committee held its fourth meeting today (15th) and agreed to allocate an additional 286 million yuan for the project of "supporting poor primary and middle school students to purchase mobile computer devices for e-learning". The total commitment of the project is 715.4 million yuan



Social News

Written by: Lao Minyi

2021-06-15 20:56

Last update date: 2021-06-15 20:57

The Poverty Alleviation Committee held its fourth meeting today (15th) and agreed to allocate an additional 286 million yuan for the project of "supporting poor primary and middle school students to purchase mobile computer devices for e-learning".

The total commitment of the project is 715.4 million yuan, of which the estimated administrative expenditure of 11.54 million yuan remains unchanged.

Affected by the epidemic, students’ school hours have been drastically reduced, and most of them switched to online classes.

(Profile Picture / Photo by Liang Pengwei)

Since the epidemic in Hong Kong at the beginning of last year, students have to use mobile computer devices for e-learning at home during the period when classes are not fully resumed.

The Education Bureau handles project applications flexibly and accepts applications from all public primary and secondary schools that implement e-learning as eligible students.

In the 2020/21 school year, about 870 schools participated in the project, and more than 140,000 students were funded to purchase mobile computer devices through the project. The total funding amount was about 568 million yuan.

Compared with the corresponding figures in the 2018/19 academic year (188 schools, 13,856 beneficiary students, and a grant amount of 49.2 million yuan), the participation rate of the project and the grants granted have increased significantly.

Seeing that the number of participating schools and beneficiary students is higher than expected, the committee agreed to increase funding.

Since the epidemic in Hong Kong at the beginning of last year, students have to use mobile computer devices for e-learning at home during the period when classes are not fully resumed.

(Profile picture)

An additional $870 million will be allocated to support dental services for the elderly

In addition, in response to the implementation of the "Elderly Dental Service Funding" project will be extended by 19 months to September 30, 2023, the committee approved an additional allocation of 86675 million yuan for the project, and the total approved funding for the project will increase from the current 1.39267 billion yuan to 2.25942 billion yuan, including 77.86 million yuan in administrative expenses.

At the meeting, members also listened to a briefing on the report of the "Subdivided Housing" Tenancy Control Research Working Group.

Members noted that the working group believed in principle that the government should implement appropriate rent control for "subdivided housing", including the establishment of a "standard lease" with mandatory clauses, the protection of existing tenants' right to renew the lease, and the establishment of maximum rent increases for renewal, etc. In order to protect the rights and interests of basic-level "subdivided housing" tenants, it is recommended to formulate "subdivided housing" rent control measures through legislation.

Members noted that the Transport and Housing Bureau is following up on the legislative proposal for the implementation of "subdivided housing" rental control, and is proceeding with the drafting of relevant empowerment legislation at full speed. It is expected that the relevant bill can be submitted to the Legislative Council within this legislative year.

Zhang Jianzong said that the current government will go into the second half to stop violence and chaos and fight the fight against poverty.

Luo Zhiguang: Ji will submit to the Legislative Council for deliberation at the end of next year to cancel MPF "hedging" and improve poverty alleviation work

A record high of 1.4 million poor population Zhang Jianzong: Figures do not reflect the government's effectiveness in poverty alleviation

Luo Zhiguang pointed out that the effect of CSSA's poverty alleviation declines and the increase in the supply of public housing can strengthen the effect of poverty alleviation

Zhang Jianzong: The long-term poverty alleviation work will increase the subsidy ceiling of the subsidized housing assistance program

01News

Poverty Alleviation Committee New Coronary Pneumonia

Source: hk1

All news articles on 2021-06-18

You may like

Trends 24h

News/Politics 2021-08-03T15:18:55.838Z
News/Politics 2021-08-02T17:48:12.940Z

Latest

© Communities 2019 - Privacy