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    21 APR 2011 列印 E-mail

    Category

    Social Security Policy

    Issue

    • Community Care Fund

    News Content

    • The joint government-business Community Care Fund has agreed to put HK$727.33 million to carry out 10 programs to help the person in need.
    • Beneficiaries will include elderly and disable people, patients with chronic diseases, ethnic minorities and recipients of government assistance.
    • The CCF will help to set up a school-based fund to subsidize primary and secondary students from low-income families to take part in learning outside Hong Kong. The project lasts for three-year. A sum of HK$ 169.5 million is reserved for the first year, around 240,000 students will benefit.

    Questions

    • The public is still unknown whether the fund raising from the business community has reached the HK$5 billion target.
    • The school-based fund is questioned.