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WSD resumes guided tours to Ex-Sham Shui Po Service Reservoir
     The Water Supplies Department (WSD) today (April 28) announced that guided tours to Ex-Sham Shui Po Service Reservoir would be resumed on May 16. Members of the public are welcome to make appointments from 9am on May 3 through the WSD's "Guided Tour to Ex-Sham Shui Po Service Reservoir" dedicated webpage.
     A spokesman for the WSD said that having regard to the very positive public response to the guided tours, three tours would be offered daily, with the number of participants in each tour to be increased to 24 upon resumption of guided tours. The tour schedule for the guided tours is set out at the Annex. Each guided tour will last for about 90 minutes, covering aspects of internal and external design and architectural structures of the service reservoir, as well as the historical development of the fresh water supply system in Kowloon, etc, so as to enable members of the public to understand and appreciate the historic structure in person.
     To reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection and transmission, all visitors entering the service reservoir, except for exempted persons, will be required to use the "LeaveHomeSafe" app to scan the venue QR code and to comply with the requirements of the Vaccine Pass and other infection control measures. Moreover, the working staff of the guided tours have received three doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and they are required to conduct COVID-19 rapid antigen tests with a negative result on the day of receiving the guided tours.
     The Government will carry out studies and consult the public, including making reference to the public's views collected upon their participation in the guided tours, and look into the options of conserving and revitalising the Ex-Sham Shui Po Service Reservoir in the long run, with a view to enabling the public to enjoy this place.
Ends/Thursday, April 28, 2022
Issued at HKT 11:20
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