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Technical Seminar: Heung Yuen Wai Highway Project [CANCELLED]


Date, time & venue

2020-01-29; 18:30pm – 20:00pm 1.5hrs; Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room, HKIE HQ

Organized by

HKIE Civil Division

Programme Highlight

The Heung Yuen Wai Highway (HYWH), a 11km dual two-lane trunk road at northeast New Territories connecting Fanling highway and Heung Yuen Wai, was open to traffic on 26 May 2019.  HYWH consists of four interchanges, two tunnels including the 4.8km Lung Shan Tunnel (the longest land-based road tunnel in Hong Kong), viaducts and at-grade roads.  It provides the residents living near Sha Tau Kok, Ta Kwu Ling and Ping Che a convenient route direct to Fanling Highway, facilitating their access to the Fanling, Sheung Shui, Tai Po and Kowloon.  This seminar will share the background and challenges of the project:


  1. Overall project background and challenges
  2. Technical challenges of the construction of Lung Shan Tunnel. The tunnel was built by two tunnelling methods concurrently, excavation by drill-and-blast method for section of sound rock and Earth Pressure Balance Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for the other section of soft soil and complex geological ground conditions.  Innovative methods including TBM U-turn inside cavern, tunnel enlargement, etc. adopted during the construction will be discussed.



Free of Charge.



Mr. Joe YIP and Mr. Alan HO

Mr YIP is the Chief Engineer of North Development Office of Civil Engineering and Development Department of HKSAR Government in charge of the project.  Mr HO is the Senior Resident Engineer of AECOM Asia Company Limited responsible for the site supervision of the construction of Lung Shan Tunnel.


Registration & Enquiries

The seminar will be conducted in English.  Presentation materials will be in English.

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: Miss Allison Lung via email: