Local news bytes (24 July 2023)

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24 July 2023

3,300 hectares of land earmarked for construction over next decade

Obstacles to the Lantau Tomorrow Vision a.k.a. East Lantau Metropolis have officially been removed without opposition and it appears the new Mui Wo MTR station is in the works. HK Standard: “Legislative Council passed a bill on July 13 to streamline development procedures, including urban planning, land resumption & reclamation, and railway construction. The bill that comes into effect on September 1 benefits Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands.”

Read more: https://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news/section/4/254495/3,300-hectares-of-land-earmarked-for-construction-over-next-decade

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Lantau Tomorrow Vision
Beach Closure
Beach Water Quality
Free Ferry Rides

23 July 2023

Latest situation of Pui O Beach

HKGIA: The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced today (July 23) that Pui O Beach in Islands District remains closed for shark prevention net maintenance.

Read more: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202307/23/P2023072300184.htm

UPDATE: Pui O Beach re-opened 25 July 2023

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Lantau Tomorrow Vision
Beach Closure
Beach Water Quality
Free Ferry Rides

21 July 2023

The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has released the latest grading of water quality for gazetted beaches.

HKGIA: Grading of beach water quality released

Grade 1 beaches Pui O Beach Tong Fuk Beach Upper Cheung Sha Beach

Grade 2 beaches Lower Cheung Sha Beach Silver Mine Bay Beach

Under the present grading system, beaches are classified into four grades, namely Good (Grade 1), Fair (Grade 2), Poor (Grade 3) and Very Poor (Grade 4), according to the level of E. coli in the water.

Grades are calculated on the basis of the geometric mean of the E. coli counts on the five most recent sampling occasions. While the ratings represent the general water quality at the beaches, water quality could be temporarily affected during and after periods of heavy rain. Bathers should avoid swimming at beaches for up to three days after a storm or heavy rainfall.

A summary of beach grades is published weekly before the weekend.

The latest beach grades based on the most current data may be obtained from the EPD’s website on Beach Water Quality (www.epd.gov.hk/epd/beach) or the beach hotline, 2511 6666.

Read more: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202307/21/P2023072100342.htm

Lantau Tomorrow Vision
Beach Closure
Beach Water Quality
Free Ferry Rides

19 July 2023

Latest situation of Pui O Beach

HKGIA: The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced today (July 19) that Hung Shing Yeh Beach and Pui O Beach in Islands District are temporarily closed until further notice for maintenance of the shark prevention nets. Beachgoers are advised not to swim at these beaches.

Read more: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202307/19/P2023071900495.htm

UPDATE: Pui O Beach re-opened on 25 July 2023

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Lantau Tomorrow Vision
Beach Closure
Beach Water Quality
Free Ferry Rides

18 July 2023

Visiting Scheme To Outlying Islands Reopens After 3 Years With Free Ferry Rides To Lantau, Cheung Chau, Ma Wan & Lamma Island

The Hub:

“The scheme, launched in 2012, provides free ferry services to and from Mui Wo and new routes to Tai O. Applicants should submit a completed application form along with copies of required supporting documents at least 30 days before their planned trip.”

https://thehkhub.com/visiting-scheme-to-outlying-islands-reopens-after-3-years-with-free-ferry-rides-to-lantau-cheung-chau-ma-wan-lamma-island/

Posted: 24 July 2023

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