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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

113k people get virus test

Over 113,000 people had their specimens collected at 21 community testing centres (CTCs) and 35 mobile specimen collection stations on May 1, a record high for daily specimen collection at those places, the Government announced.   Among them, more than 52,000 are foreign domestic helpers.   As of 6pm today, over 54,000 specimens have been tested and no preliminarily positive result has been found so far.   The Food & Health Bureau thanked the public for their co-operation in undergoing compulsory testing for COVID-19.   There are nearly 40,000 booking places available for the next seven days at the 21 CTCs where booking and walk-in services are available, it added.   Members of the public may call the testing centres for enquiries on the availability of bookings or walk-in quotas before visiting.   Given the surge in testing demand within a short period, the Government will set up one more mobile specimen collection station at Sai Ying Pun Community Complex tomorrow for people subject to compulsory testing.   It will also extend the service period of the stations at King George V Memorial Park, Kowloon, MacPherson Playground and Arthur Street Temporary Playground in Yau Ma Tei to May 10 and those at 100 Granville Road in Tsim Sha Tsui East and Hankow Road in Tsim Sha Tsui to May 16.
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