Report No. : GEO Report No. 202

Report Title : Review of Landslides in 2004 (2007), 42 p.

Author : A.F.H. Ng, T.H.H. Hui & H.W. Sun


This report presents the findings of a diagnostic review of landslides in 2004 that were reported to the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of the Civil Engineering and Development Department. The review forms part of GEO's systematic landslide investigation programme, which was introduced following the 23 July 1994 Kwun Lung Lau landslide. The aims of this report are to review the performance of the Government's slope safety system and identify areas for improvement in order to further enhance the slope engineering practice in Hong Kong.

Altogether 69 genuine landslides were reported to the Government in 2004. All the available landslide data were examined and four landslide incidents were selected for follow-up studies under the systematic landslide investigation programme. These studies provided information and insight into the types and mechanisms of landslides, and facilitated the identification of areas deserving attention and improvement.

Recommendations for further improvement of the slope safety system and the slope engineering practice in Hong Kong are given in this report.

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