DSD awards consultancy agreement on proposed relocation of Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works to caverns (with photo)The Drainage Services Department (DSD) today (May 30) signed a $27.8 million consultancy agreement with AECOM Asia Company Limited for a feasibility study on the relocation of Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works to caverns.
Speaking after the signing ceremony, the Director of Drainage Services, Mr Chan Chi-chiu said, "The Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works are the largest secondary sewage treatment works in Hong Kong. Their relocation to caverns would release the existing site of about 28 hectares for housing and other purposes that would enhance our living quality. It is an innovative approach in line with Hong Kong's long-term social and economic development.
"The Stanley Sewage Treatment Works were the first sewage treatment works built in caverns in Hong Kong and they have been in operation since 1995. Riding on the department's experience gained in the construction and operation of Stanley Sewage Treatment Works, we are confident that the relocation of Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works to caverns will bring extended benefits to the community and environment of Sha Tin," Mr Chan said.
The scope of the study comprises preliminary technical and impact assessments, ground investigation, preparation of an outline design for the engineering works, formulation of implementation strategies and programmes, and public engagement. The study will review the suitability of Nui Po Shan of A Kung Kok as the cavern site. It will also involve a planning review of the future land use of the existing Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works site for the purpose of establishing a business case for the relocation project. The whole study is expected to take about 24 months to complete.
Please click on www.dsd.gov.hk/EN/Our_Projects/4379DS.html for information about the study.
Ends/Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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