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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

Police recruitment day held

A Recruitment Experience & Assessment Day held at the Police College attracted 754 applications for the post of Probationary Inspectors, Recruit Police Constables and Auxiliary Police Constables.   For the first time, various activities were arranged to allow participants to experience the physical fitness test, selection process as well as virtual reality training for new recruits.   There were also recruitment workshops and information booths. Various police units, such as the Airport Security Unit, the Counter Terrorism Response Unit and the Police Dog Unit, showcased their equipment and introduced their work and duties to participants.   A one-stop service was provided to the applicants, including a written examination for Probationary Inspector candidates as well as a physical fitness test and group interview for Recruit Police Constable candidates.    The event today drew more than 1,600 participants, of which 754 underwent the selection process. Applicants included students of local and overseas tertiary institutes, working people and ethnic minorities.   Applications can be made throughout the year.
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