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Artificial island study set

The Government today awarded a consultancy agreement for the study on the artificial islands in the Central Waters to Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong with a contract value of about $220 million.   The Civil Engineering & Development Department said the agreement mainly comprises a detailed planning and engineering study for the 1,000-hectare artificial islands around Kau Yi Chau.   There will also be a feasibility study on the priority road link and the priority rail link connecting the artificial islands.   The study is scheduled to start tomorrow for completion within 42 months.   The artificial islands in the Central Waters is one of the initiatives to increase land supply under the Lantau Tomorrow Vision announced by the Chief Executive in her 2018 Policy Address.   The drive aims to alleviate the acute shortage of land in the medium-to-long run, and to meet Hong Kong’s long-term housing, social and economic development needs. http://dlvr.it/S1lyqs

1 imported COVID-19 case reported

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating one additional COVID-19 case.   The imported case involves a 26-year-old woman who arrived from Indonesia.   A total of 31 cases have been reported in the past 14 days, including five local cases, of which one is from an unknown infection source.   Additionally, the centre is investigating an overseas case involving an 18-year-old woman who lives in Block 1, The Belcher's, 89 Pok Fu Lam Road and went to Shenzhen on May 5.   The centre was notified on May 19 by the Guangdong health authorities that the patient had been confirmed COVID-19 positive on the same day.   Epidemiological investigations and contact tracing are underway.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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