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HKSTP backs government’s I&T dev’t plan

It vowed to align its resources with the Northern Metropolis Development Strategy.

The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) said it is in “full support of the government's plan to promote innovation and technology (I&T) and re-industrialisation in the city.

“HKSTP will focus its strengths and resources to align with the government’s ‘Northern Metropolis Development Strategy,’ establishing a ‘San Tin Technopole’ which consolidates the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park (HSITP) in the Lok Ma Chau Loop (the Loop) with areas around Lok Ma Chau/San Tin whilst developing life science-related industries for medical research and development purposes,” the HKSTP said in a statement.

The corporation also said expansion plans for Pak Shek Kok and Science Park are already underway, whilst the second phase of Science Park is “progressing as planned.”

Meanwhile, HKSTP vowed to “double down” their efforts “in nurturing more local I&T talent, attracting top talent from Mainland China and overseas, and helping local young people seize broader opportunities.”

“HKSTP will continue to collaborate extensively with stakeholders from government, industry, academic and research sectors to capitalise on the abundant opportunities arising from the national 14th Five-Year Plan,” the corporation said.

“We remain committed to strengthening our support for scientific research across the Greater Bay Area (GBA), aiming to increase the global competitiveness of I&T in Hong Kong and the GBA, and propel Hong Kong to become an important engine contributing to the GBA to become an international hub for technological innovation,” it added.

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