不容再拖！支持馬上重設科技局 No More Delay - Technology Bureau NOW!
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Establish the Technology Bureau NOW!
A Petition by the ICT Sector of Hong Kong
Technology and innovation are crucial to sustainable and diversified economic growth for Hong Kong and the boost needed to keep Hong Kong competitive. Technology can also make our lives better and bring enormous benefit to society. Our competitors are all making great effort in technology innovation and R&D, with specialised bureau overseeing the execution of comprehensive and long-term strategies.
In Hong Kong, policies to promote ICT, communications and technology innovation are scattered under different departments, lacking overall planning and coordination. We need a bureau specialised in promoting technology to study latest technology development in the region and worldwide to formulate an all-rounded technology blueprint with vision in the long run. It should align and coordinate government departments, ICT industry, academia and R&D institutes towards a common goal - making technology the driving force of the Hong Kong economy.
The ICT sector has urged time and again for a Technology Bureau, yet a year and half since CY Leung’s term started, there is still no word on his election pledge to establish the Technology and Communications Bureau.
We the undersigned hereby urge the HKSAR government to establish the Technology and Communications Bureau in the 2014 Policy Address and 2014-15 Budget without any further delay. We also demand the timeline and work plan for establishing the Technology Bureau within the current term, including consulting the industry and public over the proposed structure and scope of work.We also urge all Legislative Councilors for their support.
Hong Kong is lagging far behind our neighbours in South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan in technology and innovation. Establishing the Technology and Communications Bureau is an important step to the growth of ICT sector and putting technology back to the centre of the Hong Kong economy. Technology can also open up opportunities for our next generation and promote better livelihood for all. We plead your support to the recommendations above to end the procrastination for long term planning. Technology Bureau NOW! Thank you!
3 January 2014
Initiated by Charles Mok, Legislative Council (Information Technology)