UK-based engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald has been appointed by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s Drainage Services Department to improve drainage in the North District of the New Territories.
The firm will establish ground models for seven locations and will also undertake adoptive reviews, surveys, investigations, option appraisals, impact assessments, preliminary engineering, landscaping and greening design, as well as hold public consultations.
In 2011 Mott MacDonald completed a drainage master plan for Hong Kong that identified that drainage improvement works were required to meet the required flood protection levels.
Sai Ching, Mott MacDonald’s project director, said: "Our previous review took into account sedimentation at the downstream of main channels, mangrove growth at river estuaries, updated extreme rainfall and sea level statistics and mean sea level rise due to climate change.
"Drawing on our past experiences of the project will help us provide innovative drainage improvement solutions in the near future."
Mott MacDonald’s commission is due to be completed in the second half of 2017.