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Government extends third stage public consultation period for new Hong Kong Rehabilitation Programme Plan
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     The Labour and Welfare Bureau announced today (December 10) that the Rehabilitation Advisory Committee (RAC) will extend the third stage (Consensus Building Stage) public consultation period for a new Hong Kong Rehabilitation Programme Plan (RPP) by six weeks, from the original end date on December 20, 2019 to January 31, 2020. The third stage public consultation period will therefore be extended to a total of 12 weeks.

     With the assistance of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Consulting Team, the RAC has arranged a series of public engagement activities under the Consensus Building Stage for a new RPP, including four public consultation sessions and 16 thematic seminars between November 5 and December 20, 2019.

     Taking account of stakeholders' views, the RAC will arrange three additional public consultation sessions in the regions of Kowloon, Hong Kong Island and New Territories West respectively in January 2020 for members of the public and stakeholders to provide their views on the strategic directions and recommendations of the new RPP. The arrangements are set out as follows:
 
Session Date and Time Venue
Session Five
Kowloon
January 4 (Saturday)
3pm to 5.30pm
Hall, Kwun Tong Community Centre, 17 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong
Session Six
Hong Kong Island
January 14 (Tuesday)
10am to 12.30pm
Hall, 1/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
Session Seven
New Territories West
January 16 (Thursday)
3pm to 5.30pm
Hall, Tseng Choi Street Community Hall,
27 Tseng Choi Street, Tuen Mun
Note: To be conducted in Cantonese, with Hong Kong sign language interpretation.

     Please visit the Consulting Team's website (www.rs.polyu.edu.hk/rpp) for registration arrangements of the public consultation sessions and methods for submitting views. Members of the public who have any views or enquiries may send an email to the Consulting Team ([email protected]).
 
Ends/Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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