Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Ordinance, Cap. 499

Application for Permission to Apply Directly for Environmental Permit

Application No.: DIR-081/2003


Project Title: "New Boundary Bridge between Lok Ma Chau and Huanggang"


Date of the Director’s Permission : 14 May 2003


Conditions Imposed under Section 5(12) of the EIA Ordinance

for Permission to Apply Directly for Environmental Permit



1.          All proposed mitigation measures described in the Project Profile submitted by the Applicant on 9th April, 2003 shall be fully implemented during the construction and operation of the project, including in particular:


          a) The new boundary bridage shall be vertical aligned with and at the immediae east of the existing bridge. The new piers of the bridge at Shenzhen River shall be in line with existing piers so as to minimize impacts to the sensitive receivers during construction and operation phases; and


          b) During the construction of the project, the size of the cofferdams shall not be larger than 12x12m. The installation of the cofferdams and construction of bridge foundation shall be restricted to the dry season (between Nov - Mid March next year). After the completion of the foundation works, the cofferdams shall be removed immediately.


2.          The Project Proponent shall prepare a plan to detail the tree planting/trans-planting scheme and the design of the soft landscape treatments


3.          During the period of nullah diversion and bridge support construction, the Project Proponent shall carry out Water Quality Monitoring. To allow enough time for collecting baseline water quality data, the monitoring programme shall be included in the EM&A Manual and submitted at least one month before the commencement of the relevant works. The Proponent shall employ an Independent Environmental Checker (IEC) to audit the EM&A programme and verify any submission required under the environmental permit.




Under Section 17 of the EIA Ordinance, the applicant may appeal to the Appeal Board against any of the above conditions within 30 days of the receipt of this notice of the Director’s decision.



Environmental Protection Department

May 2003