As a world-renowned sea port, Hong Kong has been playing an important role in marine logistics. After more than a century’s effort in development of various marine facilities, Hong Kong has become an indispensable member of the busy global marine transport network and enjoyed seamless linkages with overseas countries and areas. On the other hand, Hong Kong, a hilly terrain with limited flat lands, faces shortage of developable lands. To meet the needs of its population growth, economic and urban developments, Hong Kong had commenced reclamation to increase land supply since its earliest days, and taken steps to pursue reclamation in support of new town developments in the 1970s, with a view to providing houses and infrastructure for people to live and work in.
2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Port Works Division (PWD) under the Civil Engineering and Development Department. We will organise a series of public events in the coming year, in a bid to brief the public on Hong Kong’s efforts and achievements in port works and its direction of future development, with focus on both the application of the latest technologies and our work in response to the climate change.
On the front of the reclamation works, we will attach importance to both developments and conservation and adopt non-dredging methods in taking forward future projects, with a view to minimizing the ecological impacts; and provide ecological shorelines as far as practical, to create ecological habitats for marine creatures and enhance biodiversity on one hand, while establishing natural and scenic public open spaces for enjoyment of the people.
To find out the latest information and details of the public events concerned, please visit our website. Members of the public are welcome to join.
Mr Ricky LAU Chun–kit, JP
Director of Civil Engineering and Development