The Government has been carrying out regular inspection and maintenance on the public piers in Hong Kong to safeguard their structural safety. However, the condition of some piers is not able to satisfy current needs after being used for years.
The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) commenced the “Improvement Works at Ap Chau Public Pier, Man Kok Tsui Pier, Peng Chau Public Pier, Sai Wan Jetty, Sok Kwu Wan Pier No.2 and Tai O Public Pier – Feasibility Study” (“The Study”), which includes ground investigation works and preliminary design as well as consultation with related stakeholders. To strike a balance between local needs, potential environmental impacts and development potentials, CEDD is hoping to find an appropriate improvement plans for each pier to enhance its structural safety and improve the existing facilities, as a result to facilitate the public to visit the attractions and historical heritage located in remoted areas, and meet the basic operational needs of villagers and fishermen relying on vessels access.
The Study covers Ap Chau Public Pier in North District, and Man Kok Tsui Pier, Peng Chau Public Pier, Sai Wan Jetty, Sok Kwu Wan Pier No.2 and Tai O Public Pier in Islands District. Scope of works includes: