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Pier Improvement Programme
Pier Improvement Programme

Hong Kong is home to the world-famous Geopark, marine parks, historical heritage, eco-tourism attractions, etc. However, many of these attractions are located in remote areas without road linkage and are mainly accessible by sea.

Examples of Attraction Mainly Accessible by Sea

Leung Shuen Wan – Hexagonal Rock Columns of Po Pin Chau Kau Sai Village – Declared Monument Lai Chi Wo – Hakka Walled Village

At present, there are more than 100 public piers in Hong Kong. Although the Government has been carrying out regular inspection and maintenance to safeguard the structural safety of these piers, some of them need improvement due to the inevitable ageing problems and their inadequacy to meet the current operational needs.

Examples of Piers Need Improvement

Yi O – Primitive Pier Kau Sai Village – Inadequate Draft for Berthing Tung Ping Chau – Narrow Boarding Stairways

The Development Bureau formulated the Pier Improvement Programme (PIP) in order to enhance their structural safety and improve the existing facilities as soon as possible, facilitate the public to visit the attractions, and meet the basic operational needs of villagers and fishermen. The first phase will cover the following 10 public piers in the New Territories and on the outlying islands. The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) consulted the committees of the relevant District Councils in mid 2017. Members supported the PIP and the pier projects in the first phase. CEDD have also commenced the consultancy studies on the pier projects progressively.

Pier projects in the first phase

Pier projects in the first phase: Lai Chi Wo Pier, Sham Chung Pier, Lai Chi Chong Pier, Tung Ping Chau Public Pier, Leung Shuen Wan Pier, Kau Sai Village Pier, Pak Kok Pier, Yung Shue Wan Public Pier, Yi O Pier and Ma Wan Shek Tsai Wan Pier

Examples of Previous Piers Improvement Projects

Kat O Chau Pier Kadoorie Pier Cheung Chau Public Pier

Notes: (1)Photos are provided by Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department.