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The Government has been carrying out regular inspection and maintenance on the public piers in Hong Kong to safeguard their structural safety. However, the condition of some piers is not able to satisfy current needs after being used for years.

The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) commenced the “Study for Pier Improvement at Yung Shue Wan, Shek Tsai Wan, Yi O and Ma Wan Chung – Investigation” (“The Study”), which includes ground investigation works and preliminary design as well as consultation with related stakeholders. To strike a balance between local needs, potential environmental impacts and development potentials, CEDD is hoping to find an appropriate improvement plans for each pier to enhance its structural safety and improve the existing facilities, as a result to facilitate the public to visit the attractions and historical heritage located in remoted areas, and meet the basic operational needs of villagers and fishermen relying on vessels access.

The Study covers Yung Shue Wan Public Pier, Yi O Pier and Ma Wan Chung Pier in Islands District and Shek Tsai Wan Pier in Tsuen Wan District. Scope of works includes:

Carry out preliminary engineering and environmental studies for each pier and investigate its feasibility, and preparation of preliminary design

Investigate the feasibility of adopting innovative design element

Carry out ground investigation

Carry out preliminary ecological surveys and assessment of potential environmental impacts

Consult related stakeholders