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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

August goods exports up 18.6%

The volume of Hong Kong's total goods exports increased 18.6% year-on-year in August, the Census & Statistics Department announced today.   The volume of goods imports for the month rose 21% over August 2020.   Prices of goods exports and imports increased 6.1% and 6% year-on-year for the month.   On a seasonally adjusted basis, the volume of goods exports increased 1.6% in the three-month period ending August compared with the preceding three months, while the volume of goods imports rose 2%.   Comparing the first eight months of the year with the same period in 2020, the volume of total goods exports rose 24.3%, while that of goods imports increased 22.4%.
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