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Cyberport Development at Telegraph Bay

Photo of Artist's Impression of the Cyberport Development.
Artist's Impression of the Cyberport Development.

Project Description

The proposed Cyberport development will be built as a world-class facility for information technology companies. It involves the construction of office buildings, distributor roads, a sewage treatment plant and a 300m long submarine sewage outfall, together with housing blocks on 26 hectares of reclaimed land at Telegraph Bay (Kong Sin Wan), which is located on the western side of Hong Kong Island.

Construction work commenced in September 1999 and is scheduled for completion in 2007.

Mitigation Measures and Outcomes

  1. About 2.9km of roadside noise barriers will be provided to protect 5,600 people from excessive traffic noise.
  2. A sewage treatment plant will be built, not only to properly treat sewage generated from an existing population of 6,000 in Baguio Villa, but also to treat that from the planned population of 23,000 within the Cyberport development. This will bring improvements in the long term to the marine water quality of the Southern District where there are many gazetted public beaches.
  3. All residential blocks within the Cyberport development have been designed to meet established traffic noise criteria.
  4. Barges have been used for transporting surcharge materials to avoid the environmental nuisance associated with bulk transport on land.
  5. Adequate buffers, as confirmed by assessment findings, will separate a temporary concrete batching plant from Baguio Villa to avoid dust and noise impacts associated with the plant's operation. On-site concrete batching will help reduce the need for road transport of concreting material, along with associated traffic problems and environmental nuisance.
  6. Since commencement of site activities, an environmental monitoring and audit programme has been implemented to actively monitor compliance with EIA recommendations and to activate speedy remedial measures as soon as praticable.

Image of Key environmental outcomes of the Cyberport EIA study.
Key environmental outcomes of the Cyberport EIA study.

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