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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

Flying service joins security activities

The Government Flying Service (GFS) today participated in National Security Education Day activities.   It provided a static helicopter and a search and rescue equipment display at the Fire & Ambulance Services Academy.   The department also demonstrated helicopter medical evacuations and partnered with the Special Duties Unit for counter-terrorism exercises at the Hong Kong Police College.   Through taking part in open day events held in the disciplined services training academies, GFS members provided on-site explanations and conducted flight demonstrations to deepen the public's understanding of the team's round-the-clock air support services and duties.   The department's scope of work is closely related to the pursuance of a holistic approach to national security, in particular for its essential role in supporting the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and its policy for safeguarding national, social and ecological security, and nuclear safety.   Being one of the disciplinary forces, the GFS will continue to fulfil its mission, fully supporting and co-operating with relevant departments in the maintenance of national security to ensure the long-term stability and prosperous development of Hong Kong.
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