Gov’t forms committee on digital economy development

The committee will be led by the Financial Secretary. 

The government said it will form a committee that will help accelerate the progress of Hong Kong's digital economy.

The group to be known as the Digital Economy Development Committee will perform the following tasks: 

  • Identify key development trends, main drivers, key success factors and development initiatives;
  • Set directions, strategies, focus areas, priorities and key performance indicators;
  • Formulate strategies and measures to enhance cooperation and coordination with key stakeholders;
  • Drive the growth of data services as an industry;
  • Formulate strategies and measures to encourage the adoption of digitalisation by different industries; and
  • Promote digital government.

The committee will be led by Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po, whilst its members will comprise industry experts and scholars as well as relevant government officials.
Members of the committee will be appointed by the Chan and will serve the committee for two years.

The committee is set to hold their first meeting in July.

"Together, we will work to outline a blueprint for developing a digital economy for Hong Kong, which would not only expedite and spearhead the related developments with a focus but help lay a good foundation for Hong Kong's continuous economic upgrade and transformation in future,” Chan said.

READ MORE: How evolving digital economy transforms HK's 'most exciting' industries

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