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11 July 2024
Visiting Mainland experts exchange views on EIA for Kau Yi Chau reclamation in Hong Kong. Please click here for details.

3 May 2024
In early 2023, the Study Team invited the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects, the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design to form the " Task Force on Planning and Design of Proposed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands ". The design of Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands (KYCAI) embodies the spirit of public participation in planning a core area of a new generation. Please click here to enjoy a short video which summarises the fruitful achievements of the Task Force over the past year.

28 March 2024
The Study Team concludes the 2023 session with Task Force on Planning and Design of Proposed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands (KYCAI). The Task Force thanked the Study Team for considering opinions of the professional institutes and accepted various suggestions regarding "Sustainable Design of KYCAI" and "Smart/15-minute Neighbourhood"

2 March 2024
The Hong Kong Federation of Youth and the Development Bureau co-produced a programme to discuss the opportunities to be brought about by the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands and the Northern Metropolis development from youths’ perspectives. Episode 3 has been released on 2 March 2024. Click here to watch. (Chinese version only)

17 February 2024
The Hong Kong Federation of Youth and the Development Bureau co-produced a programme to discuss the opportunities to be brought about by the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands and the Northern Metropolis development from youths’ perspectives. Episode 2has been released on 17 February 2024. Click here to watch. (Chinese version only)

3 February 2024
The Hong Kong Federation of Youth and the Development Bureau co-produced a programme to discuss opportunities to be brought about by the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands and the Northern Metropolis development from youths’ perspectives. Episode 1 has been released on 3 February 2024. Click here to watch. (Chinese version only)

16 November 2023
Mr. David Lam, Under Secretary of Development and the Study Team briefed the Real Estate & Infrastructure Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce on the preliminary proposals of the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands project.

13 November 2023
The Working Group 2 of the Task Force on Planning and Design of Proposed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands formed by the Study Team and Professional Institutes held the 2nd Workshop on the topic “Smart/15-minute Neighbourhood”.

16 October 2023
Mr. David Lam, Under Secretary of Development and the Study Team briefed the Law Society on the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands project.

16 October 2023
TV API “Kau Yi Chau.Islands of the Future - Easy access to everywhere”has been released on 16 October 2023. Click here to watch.

24 September 2023
Episode 5 (Green and Climate Change Adaptation Measures of Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands) of the Informative TV series “Islands of the Future” has been released on 24 September 2023. Click here to watch.

21 September 2023
Mr. David Lam, Under Secretary of Development and the Study Team briefed the Area Committee (Central and Western District) on the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands project.

13 September 2023
Ms Bernadette Linn, Secretary of Development, attended the Belt and Road Summit and introduced the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands and the Northern Metropolis development in her opening remarks for the thematic breakout session: Opportunities in Hong Kong Infrastructure to Boost High-quality Belt and Road Development.

3 September 2023
Episode 4 (A More Spacious and Better Living Environment for Liveable Communities in the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands) of the Informative TV series “Islands of the Future” has been released on 2 September 2023. Click here to watch.

30 August 2023
Episode 3 (Financial Arrangements of Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands Project) of the Informative TV series “Islands of the Future” has been released on 30 August 2023. Click here to watch.

23 August 2023
Ms Bernadette Linn, Secretary of Development, attended the ‘Economic Forum - Land Creation and Financing Prospects for Hong Kong’s Future’ held by Our Hong Kong Foundation and addressed the strategic importance of the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands and Northern Metropolis in her keynote speech.

20 August 2023
Further to the public engagement activities for the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands conducted between late December 2022 to late March 2023, a Public Engagement Report is uploaded to the Study website. Please read the report here.

19 August 2023
Episode 2 (Enormous Economic Benefits of Kau Yi Chau Project) of the Informative TV series “Islands of the Future” has been released on 19 August 2023. Click here to watch.

12 August 2023
Episode 1 (Significance of Reclamation at Kau Yi Chau) of the Informative TV series “Islands of the Future” has been released on 12 August 2023. Click here to watch.

13 June 2023
Representative of the Planning Department introduced the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands project in the CPIJ + HKIP + SIP (planning institutes of Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore) Joint Webinar on Sustainability on 13 June 2023.

9 June 2023
Study Team held a video conference with the Urban Forestry and Biodiversity Focus Group on 9 June 2023.

8 June 2023
Study Team and the Expert Advisory Panel for Study on the Artificial Islands in the Central Waters conducted the 4th meeting on 8 June 2023.

31 May 2023
Study Team held a video conference with the Carbon Neutrality Focus Group on 31 May 2023.

30 May 2023
Study Team held a video conference with the Expert Panel on Reclamation and Coastal Resilience on 30 May 2023.

16 May 2023
Mr. Jacky WU, Head of the Sustainable Office of the Civil Engineering and Development Department introduced the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands in a seminar held by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou) on 16 May 2023.

11 May 2023
Representatives of the Planning Department attended the review of student assignments on Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands for the Master of Urban Design programme in CUHK on 11 May 2023.

27 April 2023
The Development Bureau concluded the interim public engagement activities for the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands (KYCAI) project.

1 April 2023
The latest stage of public engagement for the KYCAI Study has ended on 31 March 2023. Thank you for your valuable comments, which will continue to be welcomed. The Study on KYCAI is still ongoing, please visit the Study Website for the latest news, or to provide your comments through contact us.

29 March 2023
Study Team briefed the China International Contractors Association on Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 29 March 2023.
Study Team briefed the Transport Policy Committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong on Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 29 March 2023.

28 March 2023
Study Team briefed the Hong Kong Construction Association on Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 28 March 2023.

27 March 2023
The advisory, statutory and consultative bodies/committees under Marine Department discussed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 27 March 2023.

24 March 2023
Study Team briefed the China Water Transportation Construction Association on Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 24 March 2023.

20 March 2023
Legislative Council Member (Agriculture and Fisheries) and Representatives of Agriculture and Fisheries Sector discussed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 20 March 2023.
Tuen Mun District Council discussed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 20 March 2023.

14 March 2023
Study Team briefed the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design on Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 14 March 2023.

13 March 2023
Study Team briefed the Hong Kong Institute of Planners on Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 13 March 2023.

10 March 2023
Study Team briefed the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects on Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 10 March 2023.

9 March 2023
Harbourfront Commission discussed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 9 March 2023.

8 March 2023
Study Team briefed the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors on Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 8 March 2023 (Chinese version only).

6 March 2023
Study Team briefed the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers on Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 6 March 2023.

2 March 2023
Planning Sub-committee of Land and Development Advisory Committee discussed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 2 March 2023.
The Civil Engineering and Development Department and the Planning Department conducted a media tour on the exhibition on the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 2 March 2023.

28 February 2023
Yuen Long District Council discussed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 28 February 2023.

23 February 2023
Lantau Development Alliance discussed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 23 February 2023.

The Task Force on Planning and Design of Proposed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands conducted its first meeting on 23 February 2023.

20 February 2023
Islands District Council discussed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 20 February 2023.

16 February 2023
The Development Bureau responded to Green Groups' views on 16 February 2023 (Chinese version only)
Study Team briefed the Hong Kong Institute of Architects on Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 16 February 2023.
Traffic & Transport Committee, Central and Western District Council discussed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 16 February 2023.

9 February 2023
Lantau Development Advisory Committee discussed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 9 February 2023.

7 February 2023
Latest arrangement on Public Engagement activities (Exhibitions and Briefing Sessions/Meetings) is announced. Please visit Public Engagement Activities for details.

6 February 2023
The Advisory Council on the Environment discussed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 6 February 2023.
Study Team briefed Green Groups on Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 6 February 2023.

31 January 2023
Tsuen Wan District Council discussed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 31 January 2023.

20 January 2023
The Town Planning Board discussed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 20 January 2023.

10 January 2023
The Land and Development Advisory Committee discussed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 10 January 2023.

29 December 2022
The Panel on Development of the Legislative Council discussed Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands on 29 December 2022.


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