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On Monday's Backchat, electronic road pricing. A survey of drivers and non-drivers suggests that a charge of around $200 each time motorists drive into Central business district. The scheme aims to reduce traffic congestion, and it covers 14 streets including Murray Road, Garden Road on its eastern side, Hollywood Road and Lower Albert Road. But 77 percent of respondents also thought the fee should be proportionate to the length of time vehicles stay in the charging zone, as some vehicles hang around, blocking streets. Another issue was whether some vehicles should be exempted from paying, like taxis, public transport, resident's cars and delivery vehicles. Should it change with the time of day? What fee would you suggest?
After 9.20, the legalization of same-sex marriage in Taiwan.
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On Thursday's Backchat, poverty alleviation. CE Carrie Lam said in the recent Poverty Summit that broad participation is needed to address social issues effectively by making good use of the resources from corporations and the market. Meanwhile Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong raised an idea of using money from a public-private trust fund to build transitional housing for low-income families. What are practical ideas to alleviate poverty? The Government is spending more and more money on poverty alleviation, but rates are actually going up in the most recent figures. What's the cause of poverty here?After 9.20, rat problems.
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16/05/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Poverty Alleviation
Suzanne Wu, Community Organizer, Community March; and Former Chairman, Labour Party
Sze Lai-shan, Community Organizer, Society for Community Organization
Paul Yip, Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong
Anthony Wong, Business Director, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
16/05/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Rats and Rodents Problems