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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

Carrie Lam on leave

The Executive Council meeting today and the preceding media session have been cancelled as Chief Executive Carrie Lam is taking leave due to an elbow injury.   Mrs Lam fell at Government House last night and went to hospital by herself. She was diagnosed with a minor right elbow fracture.   On the doctor’s advice, Mrs Lam stayed in hospital for observation and will be on leave for the time being.       During her absence, Chief Secretary John Lee will be Acting Chief Executive.
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