EPP is not a spending cut programme. It is doing more, and doing better, with less. It is an endeavour to further enhance the productivity of the public sector. All savings achieved will be re-invested in services which are in line with the community's priority.
We pledge to reduce operating expenditure by 5% by 2002-03. We are making good progress — 1.2% in 2000-01. We will make the 5% target on time. But the drive for greater public sector productivity goes beyond the 5%. The public expects continuous improvement in the delivery of public services. We will live up to that expectation.
We invite the public to monitor our performance in implementing EPP. Apart from this booklet, all Controlling Officers have provided performance targets and indicators in their Controlling Officers' Reports in the 2000-01 Estimates.
We also invite interested parties to view the EPP Newsletter via the Internet at http://www.fstb.gov.hk/tb/. If you would like to receive a hard copy of future issues or communicate with us on the implementation of EPP, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org