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Landslip Preventive Measures Division 1

This Division is responsible for the following areas of work:

  1. Implementation of the systematic landslide investigation (LI) programme. Since 2000, LI programme has been an integral part of the LPM programme which was successfully completed in 2010. The LI programme will continue to be a core component of the LPMit Programme launched in 2010. The scope of the LI work includes examination of all reported landslides and in-depth studies of selected significant landslides to establish the history of the failed slopes, identify the causes of failure, lessons learnt and the necessary follow-up actions. The key findings of landslide studies and lessons learnt are given in the Hong Kong Slope Safety Website. The principal objectives of the systematic LI programme are to identify and follow up on slopes in need of early attention to safeguard public safety, provide forensic evidence for landslides that involve subsequent coroner inquest, legal action or financial dispute, review the performance of the Government's slope safety system, identify areas for improvement in the slope safety system and slope engineering practice, and advance the understanding of the causes and mechanisms of landslides in Hong Kong so as to improve the reliability of landslide preventive or remedial works.


  2. 2008 Cafeteria Old Beach Landslide (2 fatalities)


    2008 Natural Terrain Landslides at Tai O, Lantau

  3. Management of the programme on landslip prevention and mitigation studies and works (implemented under Landslip Preventive Measures Programme until 2010 and under Landslip Prevention and Mitigation Programme since 2010). The Division is responsible for exercising overall coordination and control of projects on landslip prevention and mitigation studies and works, formulating the strategy and master programme, together with monitoring the progress and expenditure of the various projects. The Division manages the selection and packaging of slopes and natural hillside catchments for landslip prevention and mitigation action. It also maintains and updates the Landslip Preventive Measures Information System (LPMIS), which contains key data on slopes and natural hillside catchments included in the projects. Updated statistics on the progress of landslip prevention and mitigation studies and works are published on a regular basis.

    No. of Government Man-made Slopes Upgraded / No. of Catchments with Mitigation Measures Implemented
    Annual LPM / LPMit Expenditure

  4. Coordination with other government slope maintenance departments with regard to the interfacing of the GEO’s projects on landslip prevention and mitigation and the Preventive Maintenance Programmes. The Division provides secretariat support to the LPM Committee which is responsible for the endorsing man-made slope features and natural hillside catchments selected for landslip prevention and mitigation action and the Preventive Maintenance Programmes.

  5. Selection and management of consultancies. The Division is responsible for the selection and engagement of consultants for landslip prevention and mitigation studies and works, overseeing detailed studies and works contracts, providing project management input to the related activities and managing the Consultancy Agreements.