The first carnival event in Hong Kong to focus on slope safety and minimising the risk of natural disasters will be held in Victoria Park this Sunday (November 28).
The "Safer Slopes Safer Living Fiesta 2010" aims to enhance public knowledge and awareness on slope safety and natural disasters. Apart from quizzes, booth games, performances and exhibitions, a "Disaster Adventure Pavilion" will be set up for people to experience the power of various natural disasters such as landslides and typhoons.
The event is co-organised by the Geotechnical Engineering Office of the Civil Engineering and Development Department, the Hong Kong Observatory, the Hong Kong Red Cross and the Hong Kong Association of Property Management Companies.
The Fiesta is part of the public education campaign for the newly-launched Landslip Prevention and Mitigation Programme (LPMitP), which deals with both man-made slopes and natural hillsides with known hazards that are close to developments, in order to contain the overall landslide risk at as low a level as reasonably practicable.
The LPMitP will be implemented on a rolling basis annually to upgrade 150 government man-made slopes; conduct safety-screening studies on 100 private man-made slopes; and implement studies and necessary risk mitigation works for 30 natural hillside catchments.
The event will be held at Soccer Pitch No. 5 of the Victoria Park in Causeway Bay from 10am to 5pm on Sunday (November 28). Further information about the Fiesta and slope safety is available on the website: hkss.cedd.gov.hk.
Ends/Friday, November 26, 2010
Issued at HKT 17:47