Third-term Human Resources Planning Commission convenes first meeting (with photos)

     The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-ki, today (May 18) chaired the first meeting of the third-term Human Resources Planning Commission.

     At the meeting, members were briefed on the Talent List of Hong Kong, which has been recently expanded to cover 51 professions, as well as its application under various talent admission schemes to provide immigration facilitation for more diversified high-quality talent. Members welcomed the Government's adoption of their views as well as those from various local business chambers and industry organisations in the exercise of updating the Talent List. They agreed that the expanded Talent List would help Hong Kong attract more high-quality talent to meet social and economic development needs. Members also expressed views on how to enhance the human resources planning and development of Hong Kong.

     In addition, members took note of the progress of the new round of healthcare manpower projection being conducted by the Health Bureau. The Hospital Authority is collating and analysing data including profession-specific service utilisation, manpower and local training, while listening to stakeholders' views throughout the process, with the aim of completing the projection exercise by the end of this year. Members offered views on various issues including the future demand-and-supply situation of local healthcare professionals, primary healthcare development and technology application.

     Mr Chan said, "Quality and diverse human resources provide key impetus to the high-quality social and economic development of Hong Kong. I look forward to close collaboration with members of the Commission to steadfastly carry out human resources planning-related work and enrich Hong Kong's talent pool to develop the city into an international talent hub."

Ends/Thursday, May 18, 2023
Issued at HKT 18:51