The Printing Department
has successfully completed an EPP initiative- the e-Gazette - using
the savings from its "Save & Invest Account".
The e-Gazette is
an electronic version of the printed Government Gazette being made available
on the Internet and can be easily accessed anytime and anywhere.
With a sum of $350,000
withdrawn from the "Save & Invest Account", the Printing
Department acquired the necessary computer hardware and software for
the implementation of the e-Gazette project..
According to the
Government Printer, Mr. David Tsui, the launching of the e-Gazette enabled
Printing Department staff to acquire the know-how and techniques to
convert files for uploading onto the Internet.
The work procedures
required seamless co-operation between printing technicians and proofreaders
to ensure that the information on the Internet is accurate and being
uploaded in a timely manner.
The Government Printer
described the project as a challenge to his staff and he is also thankful
for their achievement.
Since December 2000,
the full set of the e-Gazette in both English and Chinese can be downloaded
from the Printing Department's website for viewing and printing free
Recent statistics indicate that the hit rate of the Printing Department's website has increased significantly in the past few months. It is expected that with more people turn to the e-Gazette, the demand for printed copies will gradually decrease. This will bring about further savings in future.