The director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Luo Huining on Monday called on mainland-funded companies to fully support the HKSAR government in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
Luo made the remarks during his visit to several companies including China Resources and Bank of China (Hong Kong) on Monday morning.
Luo approved of the move of China Resources and China Merchants Group to significantly improve goods supply on the Hong Kong market in response to the shortage in some daily necessities.
The companies should continue to stabilize their stockpiles and increase the supply of products mostly needed in Hong Kong, Luo said.
As a wide range of industries in Hong Kong has suffered since the outbreak of the virus, Bank of China (Hong Kong) has launched a series of new policies to relieve the burden on small and medium-sized enterprises, including a principal repayment moratorium.
Luo said those measures set an example in the banking sector and asked the bank to roll out more measures and help businesses and residents weather out economic hardships.
During his visit, Luo also recognized the efforts of Sinopec (Hong Kong) to offer consumers with stable gasoline supply at stable prices.
Mainland-funded companies should continue to shoulder their responsibilities with concrete actions of serving the society, Luo said.