of Key Outcomes
extracted from EIA reports approved under EIA Ordinance
or environmental permits issued for designated projects)[The
list is not exhaustive.]
Designs Meeting the Environmental Performance Requirements
in EIA Ordinance Technical Memorandum
with a total estimated cost of HK$ 151 billion covering
16 km of roads, 47 km of railways, 216 ha of development
projects, 164 ha airport Decommissioning - have gone
through the statutory EIA process to meet relevant environmental
570,000 people along and at the vicinity of railway
lines, road alignments, reclamation sites, decommissioning
site of airport, etc. protected or with impacts minimised.
Avoided or Environmentally Friendly Designs Adopted
to Protect the Environment
electrified railway system of West Rail (I) to avoid
air pollution caused by road traffic equivalent to
2,500 bus trip/day.
avoiding adverse impacts to 4 active fishponds of
about 2 ha.
providing 11km road side noise barriers to protect
adopting buffers ranging from 29 to 67m wide to protect
14ha areas for noise attenuation.
using podium structures at residential development
to segregate noise sources and receivers to protect
avoiding adverse noise impact by adopting 13.5 km
viaduct with 7 km noise barriers and, 8.4 km rock
tunnel, 2.3 km surface alignment, 3.0 km cut and cover
tunnel, and 3.1 km enclosure structure at grade along
West Rail (I).
adopting multi-plenum system with restricted maximum
train speed of 130 km/hr to reduce noise pollution
from West Rail (I) to protect population along the
compensating ecological losses in drainage channel
projects by providing:
6.5 ha grasscrete, 3.0 ha marshcrete, 13.5 ha reinstating
fish ponds, 12 ha recreated wetland, replanting 1,500
trees along 4 km of river channels.
providing 31,000m2 rubble mound seawall
to protect the soft and gorgonian corals growth at
Lamma during the construction of power plant.
shifting from existing coal-fired units to gas-fired
units of HEC's Lamma Power Station to improve local
providing silt curtain enclosing the immediate grabbing
area to avoid spillage of mudwater to surrounding