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New harbourfront space opens

The Development Bureau announced that the Pierside Precinct near Wan Chai Ferry Pier further opened today, providing a nostalgic harbourfront leisure space with a panoramic view of Victoria Harbour for the public.   Being the 12th harbourfront leisure space that opened since October last year, the newly opened area is located to the east of the ferry pier on a harbour site reclaimed for the construction of the Central-Wan Chai Bypass.   The bureau said under the incremental approach, a 180-metre-long promenade of the precinct opened earlier in March, followed by the opening of a further 80m in October.   With an area of about 4,600 sq m, the newly opened part has almost doubled the precinct's original space.   In contrast to the colourful cartoon style adopted at other harbourfront sites opened earlier in Western District and Wan Chai, the precinct mainly comprises simple fair-faced concrete and wooden structures.   It features a stylish touch with its clear and rectiline

2 vaccination events held

Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip today went to Yuen Long and Sheung Wan to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.   The Government’s outreach vaccination team provided the BioNTech vaccination service to residents at a temporary vaccination area set up in a Yuen Long shopping mall.   Meanwhile, senior citizens taking part in a vaccination event for the elderly in Central & Western District received jabs after a health talk and medical consultation in Sheung Wan.   Those who opted to receive the Sinovac or BioNTech vaccines were then arranged to get their jabs at the community vaccination centres at Java Road Sports Centre or Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre.   Mr Nip thanked the participants, representatives of the organisers and supporting groups.   Under the threat posed by mutant strains, Mr Nip appealed to the public to get vaccinated early in a bid to reduce their risk of falling seriously ill and dying should they get infected.
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