Project Title: Drainage Improvement in Sha Tin and Tai Po


Reference of the Approved EIA Report in the Register : AEIAR-110/2007

Conditions of Approval under Section 8(3) of the EIA Ordinance (the Ordinance)

The EIA Report as exhibited under Section 7(1) of the Ordinance is approved by the Director of Environmental Protection with the following conditions:-


1.                   The Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) programme shall be reviewed:

-    to include monitoring of hydrological characteristics of the Shuen Wan marsh during the construction and operation phase; and

-    to include monitoring of water quality of Wai Ha River during the construction phase.


2.                   The Environmental Monitoring and Audit (EM&A) Manual of the project shall be updated to provide details of the EM&A programme on the water quality and hydrological monitoring based on the above review results and the Event/Action Plan detailing the actions to be carried out in case of deteriorating hydrological characteristics or water quality (e.g. undesirable drying out of Shuen Wan marsh as a result of the proposed drainage improvement works during the operation phase and impact to the water quality of Wai Ha River during the construction phase).



Environmental Protection Department

August 2007