The Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Park suffered badly during Super-Typhoon Mangkhut last October. In order to strengthen the protection of the waterfront facilities along the beach the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) have proposed an additional wave wall with a height of about 1.1 metres, and a total length of about 500 metres. This will be an “L” type structure fixed between the seawall and footpaths. It is planned to have it completed before the end of this year. Because the height of the proposed structure is quite low, the seaside landscape is not expected to be obstructed.
CEDD stated that they have completed preliminary repair of the area and had re-opened it for public use. The original stone seawall, much of which washed up onto the park area during the typhoon has been removed. To ensure public safety, the department is enclosing the entire sea front for the repair and reinforcement of the existing seawall, and expect to be completed within this month.
Sai Kung District Office has been holding talks with a number of government departments, with inter-departmental meetings to review the range of facilities at the seaside, and to study measures to strengthen the protection of waterfront facilities , including the additions wave wall, as well as studying the use of a stronger flooring materials and park benches, and the migration electrical boxes inland.
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