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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

2.59m vaccine doses administered

About 2,598,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to the public, with about 1,503,500 people receiving their first dose and about 1,094,600 getting their second dose.   Among those given the first dose of vaccines, about 654,500 people have received the Sinovac jab and about 848,900 people have received the BioNTech one.   For the second dose, about 463,000 people have received the Sinovac vaccine, while about 631,600 people have been administered the BioNTech jab.   About 11,900 people received their first dose of the Sinovac vaccine and around 5,500 people received their second dose under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme today.   For the BioNTech vaccine, about 19,500 people received their first dose and about 13,500 people received their second dose.   The overall percentage of people who received the Sinovac vaccine at community vaccination centres is about 97%, the same as that of the BioNTech one.   As of 8pm, about 9,500 people booked their first and second doses of the Sinovac vaccine online, while about 15,800 reserved their first and second doses of the BioNTech jab.   As of midnight, 14 people were sent to hospitals.
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