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Technical Seminar: Kai Tak River Improvement Works - Challenges in Building a Green River Corridor in Urban Area

Date, time & venue 
2018-06-28;6:30pm to 8:00pm;Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room – 9/F


Programme Highlight

Kai Tak River was previously named as Kai Tak Nullah, is 2.4 kilometre (km) long and is one of the major drainage channels in East Kowloon. The drainage capacity was inadequate to meet the current flood protection standard and the areas in the vicinity of the nullah in Wong Tai Sin were susceptible to flooding during heavy rainstorms. To reduce the flooding risk of these areas, the Drainage Services Department (DSD) commenced the drainage improvements works for the nullah at Wong Tai Sin since 2011. In addition to uplifting the drainage capacity of the nullah, DSD strived to revitalise the Kai Tak Nullah into an attractive green river corridor through the urban areas, namely Kai Tak River, by introducing the concept of blue-green infrastructures. The project comprises construction of a 400m long box culvert under the heavily trafficked Choi Hung Road, nullah deepening, utilities diversion and landscaping works.

The seminar will cover the construction challenges encountered during construction and the revitalisation of Kai Tak River as a green river corridor. Speakers will also present the design concept of revitalising Kai Tak River into a green river corridor in urban area with aesthetic, greening, landscaping and ecological elements for public enjoyment.



Free of Charge.



Ir Paul YC Lee, Chief Resident Engineer – AECOM Consulting Services Ltd

Ir Jason CS Lee, Senior Resident Engineer - Atkins China Limited

Ir Jason HY Wong, Engineer – Project Management Division, Drainage Services


Ir Ken KC Cheung, Engineer–Project Management Division, Drainage Services Department


Registration & Enquiries

The number of participants is limited to 80 and priority will be given to members of Civil Division and previous registered participants. Please complete the on-line registration at Email registration will not be accepted. Only successful applicants will be informed by email.

For enquiries, please contact: Ms Yuki Leung via email:


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