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The elderly transport subsidy and the unemployment rate in Hong Kong


The elderly transport subsidy and the unemployment rate in Hong Kong

 On Wednesday's Backchat, the elderly transport subsidy, and the unemployment rate in Hong Kong.
The government said it may increase by as much as 50 percent the fare elderly people have to pay on public transport as it seeks to ease pressure on public finances.
Earlier last year, the Chief Executive had announced that the HK$2 scheme, which currently applies to people aged 65 or above, would be extended to those aged between 60 and 64.
What do you make of the scheme and its implementation?

From 9:15am-9:30am, we'll be discussing the latest employment situation with Liberal Party leader Felix Chung as the latest unemployment figures have reached 6.6 percent - the highest in 16 years.

Let us know your thoughts, you can leave a message on our Facebook, Backchat on RTHK Radio 3, email us at or give us a call on 23388266.

8:30-9:15 Elderly transport subsidy

8:30-9:15: Phone Andrew Leung, former Director-General of Social Welfare  
8:30-9:00 Phone: Hung Wing-tat, Honorary Fellow of Hong Kong Society of Transportation Studies and Honorary Associate Professor at Hong Kong University Civil Engineering Department

9:15-9:30 Unemployment rate
Phone: Felix Chung, Liberal Party leader 



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