Those aged between 60 and 64 will be eligible for discounted fares of HK$2 under a package of relief measures announced by Carrie Lam on Tuesday. Photo: Winson Wong

U-turn on elderly travel among Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s HK$10 billion welfare package

  • City chief attributes the series of apparent policy reversals to a ‘breakthrough’ in administration’s thinking
  • Other measures include more statutory public holidays and housing subsidies for people lingering on waiting list for a government flat
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Those aged between 60 and 64 will be eligible for discounted fares of HK$2 under a package of relief measures announced by Carrie Lam on Tuesday. Photo: Winson Wong
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Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.

Kanis Leung

Kanis Leung

Kanis is a reporter for the City desk. She joined the Post in 2018.