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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

Fountain misconduct case followed up

The Leisure & Cultural Services Department today said it is considering taking legal action against the people involved in misconduct and using liquid soap at Kwun Tong Promenade's music fountains and interactive wet play areas.   In a statement, the department said the music fountains and wet play areas had been closed for thorough cleaning.   It reminded members of the public to behave in an orderly and decent manner and be properly clothed when visting these areas. They should also not obstruct, disturb or annoy other people in their proper use of the playground.   The Pleasure Grounds Regulation also states that no person shall bathe, wade or wash in any ornamental lake, pond, stream or water.   Offenders are liable to prosecution and subject to a maximum fine of $2,000 and imprisonment for 14 days.
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