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UGC welcomes Budget proposal for campus facilities enhancement
The following is issued on behalf of the University Grants Committee:
     The Chairman of the University Grants Committee (UGC), Mr Carlson Tong, today (February 27) welcomed the Financial Secretary's proposal in the 2019-20 Budget to set aside $16 billion for UGC-funded universities to enhance or refurbish their campus facilities, including the provision of necessary research equipment, thereby allowing university students and researchers to conduct teaching and research activities in an optimal environment.
     Mr Tong said, "I am delighted that the Government has committed to further investing in higher education, which is crucial for enhancing the quality of education and cultivating our future generations, and benefiting the continued innovation and technology development of society."
Ends/Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:46
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