STH visits Eastern District (with photos)

     The Secretary for Transport and Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, visited Eastern District this afternoon (March 20) to inspect the redevelopment of Ming Wah Dai Ha in Shau Kei Wan, as well as the work progress of the Central - Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link.

     Ming Wah Dai Ha is a rental estate built by the Housing Society in the 1960s. As the design and facilities of the estate are ageing, the Housing Society is redeveloping the estate in phases, turning it into an integrated community with more rental flats and better community amenities.

     During the tour to Ming Wah Dai Ha, Professor Cheung visited an elderly household to learn more about the Society's Ageing-in-Place Scheme, which promotes and enables senior residents to age in place and at ease.

     He then went to the construction site of the Central - Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link to see the latest progress of the project.

     The project includes the construction of a 4.5km-long dual three-lane trunk road with a 3.7km-long tunnel, connecting the Rumsey Street Flyover in Central with the Island Eastern Corridor in North Point near City Garden. When completed, it will form part of the east-west strategic route along the north shore of Hong Kong Island, relieving the traffic jam along the existing Gloucester Road - Harcourt Road - Connaught Road Central corridor.

     Professor Cheung also met district councillors to exchange views on various issues during the district visit.

Ends/Friday, March 20, 2015
Issued at HKT 17:33