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SMS sender scheme expanded

The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) announced today that the SMS Sender Registration Scheme is now open for application by all sectors to further help the public verify the identities of SMS senders, with a view to combatting SMS fraud.   Apart from further opening up the scheme, the OFCA said it welcomes public and private organisations from various industries with a practical need to communicate with customers or clients via SMS to join the scheme.   Under the scheme, only registered senders are able to send SMS messages using their registered SMS sender IDs with the prefix “#”. All other SMS messages with sender IDs containing “#” but not sent by registered senders will be blocked by the telecommunications networks.   As such, the public can easily identify whether an SMS message is received from a registered sender by the prefix “#” in the SMS sender ID.   The OFCA reminds citizens to stay highly vigilant when receiving SMS messages from unknown sender

2 sites to be sold

A residential site in Kwu Tung and a commercial site in Causeway Bay in the 2020-21 Land Sale Programme will be sold by public tender, the Lands Department announced today.   Fanling Sheung Shui Town Lot No. 279 at Area 25, Kwu Tung is designated for non-industrial purposes, excluding godown, hotel and petrol filling station.   It has a site area of about 18,567 sq m with a minimum and maximum gross floor area of 66,842 sq m and 111,402 sq m.   Both include the gross floor area of a public transport interchange which has to be constructed by the purchaser under the Conditions of Sale.   The tender invitation for the lot will open on March 26 and close on April 23.   Inland Lot No. 8945 at Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay is designated for non-industrial purposes, excluding residential, godown and petrol filling station.   It has a site area of about 14,802 sq m with a minimum and maximum gross floor area of 60,000 sq m and 100,000 sq m.   Both include the gross floor area of a child care centre, a day care centre for the elderly and a district health centre but exclude the gross floor area of the public vehicle park, all of which have to be constructed by the purchaser under the Conditions of Sale.   The tender invitation for the lot will open on March 26 and close on May 7.
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