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Drainage Services Department adopts innovative concept to relieve flooding (with photos)

Ends/Thursday, December 20, 2007
Issued at HKT 15:30

The Drainage Services Department today (December 20) awarded two contracts worth a total of $3.875 billion for building the Hong Kong West drainage tunnel and Tsuen Wan drainage tunnel. Director of Drainage Services, Mr Wong Chee-keung, (centre) is pictured shaking hands with a representative of one of the contractor, Dragages - Nishimatsu Joint Venture , after signing the contract. Looking on is Assistant Director of Drainage Services, Mr Tsui Wai (right). Mr Wong demonstrates through a model how the Hong Kong West drainage tunnel intercepts excessive rain water from the mid-levels and discharges it into the sea directly. The innovative method will solve the flooding problem. Mr Wong explains details of the Tsuen Wan drainage tunnel project.

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