Civil Engineering and Development Department seeks community views on greeningThe Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) is formulating the Greening Master Plans (GMPs) for the Eastern District and Wong Tai Sin. The department will organise two forums next month (April) with the Eastern District Greening Master Plan District Participation Group and Wong Tai Sin District Council respectively to collect local views on greening.
The GMPs will define the overall greening framework of the areas and will serve as a guide for those involved in planning, design and implementation of greening works.
CEDD has completed the GMPs for Tsim Sha Tsui and Central. About 1,250 trees and 300,000 shrubs have been planted. The GMPs for Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei, Sheung Wan, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay have also been completed. The greening works of these districts will commence in mid 2008 for completion at the end of 2009.
The Eastern District community forum will be held in Quarry Bay Community Hall on April 9 from 7pm to 9pm. The Wong Tai Sin community forum will be held in Wong Tai Sin Community Centre on April 10 from 7pm to 9pm. Participants are welcome to give their views on greening issues, including greening themes, locations for planting and planting species.
Members of the public who wish to join the forums can make reservations by phone (tel. no. 2905 8652) during office hours. Reservations can also be made by mail or fax. Enrollment forms are available at the department website. For the Eastern District community forum, please visit (www.cedd.gov.hk/eng/greening/forum_eastern.htm).
For the Wong Tai Sin community forum, please visit (www.cedd.gov.hk/eng/greening/forum_wts.htm).
More details about the development of the GMPs are available at the department website.
Ends/Sunday, March 30, 2008
Issued at HKT 11:00