Two Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies on the Hong Kong Disneyland Project and associated developments on Northeast Lantau have confirmed the environmental feasibility of the project.
The EIA reports released today (March 13) concluded that construction and operation of the project will comply with all environmental standards and legislation if the proposed mitigation measures are implemented.
The EIA studies, commissioned by the Civil Engineering Department, provide a comprehensive assessment on the environmental impact associated with the Northshore Lantau Development, the Chok Ko Wan Link Road, the Hong Kong Disneyland and its associated essential infrastructure.
The studies covered such areas as noise, air quality, water quality, solid waste, ecology, cultural heritage, landscape and visual impact, fisheries impact, hazard assessment, land contamination as well as territory-wide environmental implications.
The EIA reports is available for inspection by the public between March 13 (Monday) and April 11 (Tuesday) at the following locations:
* The EIA Ordinance Register Office, Environmental Protection Department, 27th Floor, Southorn Centre, 130 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai;
* Wan Chai Environmental Resource Centre, 221 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai;
* Tsuen Wan Environmental Resource Centre, Tak Wah Park, Tak Wah Street, Tsuen Wan, New Territories;
* Special Duties Office, Civil Engineering Department, 3/F Civil Engineering Building, 101 Princess Margaret Road, Homantin, Kowloon;
* Tsuen Wan District Office, 1/F, Tsuen Wan Multistorey Carpark Building, 174 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan;
* Island District Office, 20/F, Harbour building, 38 Pier Road, Central; and
* the EIA Ordinance Internet website at http://www.info.gov.hk/epd/eia
The public may forward written comments on the EIA reports to the Director of Environmental Protection before the public inspection period expires. Any written comments should be sent to the following address by post or fax:
The EIA Ordinance Register Office,
Environmental Protection Department,
27th Floor, Southorn Centre,
130, Hennessy Road,
Wanchai, Hong Kong.
Fax: 2147 0894
The two EIA reports will be presented to the Advisory Council on the Environment (ACE) in April for discussion.
The Director of Environmental Protection will consider all comments submitted to him during the public inspection period and the views of the ACE before making a final decision on the two reports.
End/Monday, March 13, 2000