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3 land parcels to be resumed

The Development Bureau announced today that private land within three land parcels that have been zoned for high-density housing development in the statutory outline zoning plans would be resumed for subsidised housing.        The three land parcels are in Yuen Long and Fanling. The 12,300 sq m of private land, together with adjoining government land of about 3,500 sq m, are expected to produce around 1,600 flats.   The Lands Department has started pre-clearance surveys at all three land parcels and will not accept new applications for lease modification and land exchange concerning these land parcels.   The Government will invoke the Lands Resumption Ordinance for the resumption work. Following the statutory resumption process, it will seek the Chief Executive in Council's authorisation after considering any objections received from affected stakeholders.   The Development Bureau said land supply tops the Government’s policy agenda, noting that around 90 hectares of land w

15 COVID-19 cases detected

The Centre for Health Protection today said it is investigating 15 additional COVID-19 cases, all of which are imported.   They involve seven males and eight females aged between eight and 78 who arrived from Nepal, India and Indonesia.   A total of 143 cases have been recorded in the past 14 days, including 35 local cases, of which 15 have unknown infection sources.   The centre reminded the public that two service providers, HK PICK-UP and HelloToby Technology (HK), will provide door-to-door specimen collection services for virus testing during the Labour Day holiday on May 1. People undergoing compulsory home quarantine can make advance bookings to submit their deep throat saliva sample through the service.   For information and health advice on COVID-19, visit the Government's dedicated webpage.
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