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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

Trade art stamps to be issued

Hongkong Post will launch a special stamp issue and associated philatelic products on the theme Hong Kong Museums Collection - 19th Century China Trade Paintings with the Museum of Art on May 25.   The department said this follows the success of its collaboration with the museum for the Hong Kong Museums Collection last year.   The special issue includes a set of six stamps and two stamp sheetlets which showcase people's lives and customs as well as the landscapes of Guangzhou and Hong Kong, where merchants converged in the 19th century, giving stamp lovers a glimpse of these scenes in miniature.   The associated philatelic products include a collector pack which has a set of six stamps, two stamp sheetlets of $10 and $20 each, a serviced first day cover and two serviced collector covers.   The two collector covers are not for sale separately, the department added.   Advance orders can be made through the ShopThruPost website.
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