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[FULL] Technical Visit to Inter-reservoir Transfer Scheme (IRTS) – Water Tunnel between Kowloon Byewash Reservoir to Lower Shing Mun Reservoir (Contract No. DC/2018/08)

Date, Time & Assembly Venue

25 July 2020, 9:30am –12:00am

The assembly location is at the lay-by at Chik Wan Street facing towards Sun Keung Kee Roasted Goose & Seafood Restaurant in Tai Wai, Shatin


Programme Highlight

Drainage Services Department is implementing the Inter-Reservoirs Transfer Scheme (IRTS) project comprising construction of a 2.8 km water tunnel from Kowloon Byewash Reservoir to Lower Shing Mun Reservoir and the associated intake and outfall structures. The IRTS serves dual purposes of improving flood protection level in West Kowloon areas and achieving water conservation by transferring collected surface runoff from the Kowloon group of reservoirs to the Lower Shing Mun Reservoir.


The Drainage Projects Division of DSD is the Project Manager, Black & Veatch Hong Kong Ltd. is the designer and the Supervisor, and Bouygues Travaux Publics is the Contractor of this NEC contract. The works commenced in February 2019 and will tentatively be completed by end of 2022.


This technical visit will begin with a brief introduction of the project and follow by site walk to major activities on site.



Free of charge


Registration & Enquiries

  • Number of participants is limited to 20 on a first-come first-served basis with priority given to members of HKIE Civil Division.
  • Applicants who have already successfully registered to or participated in more than FIVE (5) visits organised by Civil Division in the session 2020-21 will be given lower priority during the process of registration.
  • Please visit the HKIE website for online registration.
  • Only successful applicants will be notified on or before the visit.


For enquiries, please contact Mr. Patrick Chow via email: