Questions on costs/logistics of COVID-19 dashboard

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Dear Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau,

FAO Mr Kenneth King Tsun Ng

I have been passed on from the Department of Health as I've been asking a question about the experience of launching the COVID-19 dashboard. Specifically the question I was asking about is:

Can I ask how much the development of the CHP Hong Kong Coronavirus dashboard cost to build/roll out?

It looks an impressive platform, so was this developed internally (e.g. by OGCIO or the Lands Dept), or was Johns Hopkins University, Esri, ArcGIS or another provider contracted to develop this? Or some combination of both.

Any information on the technical background would be very useful as there doesn't seem to be any "about" page on the website.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

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Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau


Dear Mr Edmunds,
Thank you for your email of 28 February 2022.  We are looking into the
matter and will reply soon.
Yours sincerely,
(Miss Katie NGAI)
for Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs



Dear Mr Edmunds,
The Dashboard is jointly developed by Development Bureau and Lands
Department using in-house resources, and a group of volunteers from the
Smart City Consortium with no additional cost.  Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
(Miss Katie NGAI)
for Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs