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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

HK East Job Centre to move

The Labour Department today announced it will relocate the Hong Kong East Job Centre on May 22 and rename it the Admiralty Job Centre.   The Admiralty Job Centre will be located at 9/F, High Block, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway. It will start operations on May 24, and open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm and on Saturday from 9am to noon. Call 2591 1318 for enquiries.   The existing Hong Kong East Job Centre at 34/F, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai will close on May 22. Job seekers may use the North Point Job Centre at 12/F, North Point Government Offices, 333 Java Road, North Point, the Hong Kong West Job Centre at 4/F, Western Magistracy Building, 2A Pok Fu Lam Road, Sai Ying Pun or other job centres.   They can also browse job vacancies on the department's Interactive Employment Service website.
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