An $818 million contract for the reconstruction, improvement and rehabilitation of a section of the Kai Tak River from Po Kong Village Road to Tung Kwong Road, has been awarded by the Drainage Services Department.
Director of Drainage Services, Mr Chan Chi-chiu, said this is the first major works contract awarded for the improvement of the Kai Tak River and signifies the commencement of improvement works in the upstream section of the river.
"The contract, scheduled for completion in mid-2017, comprises mainly the reconstruction and rehabilitation of a 600-metre-long section of the Kai Tak River from Po Kong Village Road to Tung Kwong Road and construction of a box culvert about 400m long beside the Kai Tak River," Mr Chan said.
"We will also take this opportunity to turn this section of the Kai Tak River into a green river corridor in the urban area. Upon completion, the project will reduce the flooding risk in the surrounding areas and meet public aspirations for a green Kai Tak River," he added.
The Government plans to revitalise the entire Kai Tak River and turn it into an attractive green river corridor in stages. The DSD and the Civil Engineering and Development Department will implement improvement works for the remaining sections of the river in stages.
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