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Maritime, aviation interest growing

July 27, 2017
Talking logistics

Talking logistics:  Secretary for Transport & Housing Frank Chan attends the Maritime & Aviation Internship Scheme Cocktail Reception.

Interest in the maritime and aviation industries is growing, with participation in the Maritime & Aviation Training Fund up 10%.


Officiating at the Maritime & Aviation Internship Scheme Cocktail Reception today, Secretary for Transport & Housing Frank Chan said Hong Kong is an international maritime and aviation centre, and logistics hub, and the Government is working closely with these industries to reinforce and advance Hong Kong's sustainable development in this area.


He said the Government attaches great importance to the long-term development of the maritime and aviation sectors, which together account for 4.4% of Hong Kong's Gross Domestic Product.


The Government launched the $100 million Maritime & Aviation Training Fund in 2014 to attract young people to join the maritime and aviation industries, and nurture talent through scholarships and award schemes.


About 70 companies in the maritime and aviation sectors have participated in the internship scheme, offering nearly 630 intern places to give young people experience in various types of work in these industries.


He said the number of participating companies and intern places has grown more than 10% over last year.


Manpower is the most valuable asset for Hong Kong, he said, adding he hopes students consider joining the trade after taking part in the internship scheme.


Click here for the fund and internship scheme’s details.

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