HK top official proposes billion-dollar aid combating drug abuse

17:44, February 24, 2010      

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Hong Kong's Financial Secretary John Tsang proposed on Wednesday to inject 3 billion HK dollars into an anti-drug fund campaigning against drug abuse.

An additional fund of 52 million HK dollars was allocated in 2010-11 in response to the government's anti-drug policy, said Tsang in his annual budget speech. To encourage the community to join hands in combating drug abuse, Tsang then proposed to inject 3 billion HK dollars into the Beat Drugs Fund.

"The money, together with donations from different sectors, will yield a larger investment return to the Fund and enable it to increase its annual funding for the community to make an all-out effort in taking forward various anti-drug initiatives," he explained.

Source: Xinhua
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