2               PROJECT INFORMATION

Background

2.1          The Kwu Tung North (KTN) and Fanling North (FLN) New Development Areas (NDAs) are one of the important sources of land and housing supply in the medium and long term. The development of the KTN and FLN NDAs will be implemented in phase for full completion by 2031. The Phase 1 of the NDAs development, comprising the Advance Works and First Stage Works, is targeted to be implemented from the second half of 2019 progressively. The Advance and First Stage Works would include site formation, engineering infrastructure works (including roads, drainage, sewerage, waterworks, landscaping works, pumping stations, and fresh water and flushing water service reservoirs), soil remediation, reprovisioning of North District Temporary Wholesale Market, development of a nature park at Long Valley and implementation of environmental mitigation measures.

2.2          The scope of works under the Advance and First Stage Works comprises the following:

 

a)                  The Advance Works (PWP item No. 7747CL-2) consist of:

i)          site formation of land (including soil remediation) in KTN and FLN NDAs for housing, community facilities and engineering infrastructure;

ii)        construction of roads including the eastern section of Fanling Bypass (FLBP(E)) connecting the FLN NDA to Fanling Highway and other roads with footpaths and cycle tracks, and associated junction/ road improvements;

iii)      engineering infrastructure works including drainage. Sewerage (including two sewage pumping stations), waterworks (including a fresh water service reservoir and a flushing water service reservoir in the KTN NDA), landscape works and slopeworks;

iv)      part expansion and upgrading of Shek Wu Hui Sewage Treatment Works (SWHSTW);

v)        reprovisioning works; and

vi)      implementation of environmental mitigation measures and environmental monitoring and audit (EM&A) programme for the works mentioned in (i) to (v) above.

b)                  The First Stage Works (PWP item No. 7759CL) consist of:

i)          development of a nature park at Long Valley including provision of a visitor centre and a footbridge spanning across Sheung Yue River for connection between these two facilities;

ii)        reprovisioning of two egretry sites in the FLN NDA and enhancement works to an existing egretry site in the KTN NDA;

iii)      site formation of land for a village resite area and a district police station in the KTN NDA;

iv)      engineering infrastructure works including roads, drainage, sewerage, waterbirds, and landscape works; and 

v)        implementation of environmental mitigation measures and environmental monitoring and audit (EM&A) programme for the works mentioned in (i) to (iv) above.

 

 

2.3          The Project which covers KTN and FLN NDAs is a designated project (DP) under Schedule 3 of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Ordinance (Cap. 499). In October 2013, the EIA Report (AEIAR-175/2013) for the Project was approved by the Director of Environmental Protection pursuant to the EIA Ordinance. The First Phase Development of the Project is governed by Environmental Permits (EPs) (EP-466/2013, EP-467/2013/A, EP-468/2013/A, EP-469/2013, EP-470/2013, EP-473/2013/A, EP-475/2013/A and EP-546/2017) under seven Contracts (Works Contracts No.: ND/2019/01, ND/2019/02, ND/2019/03, ND/2019/04, ND/2019/05, ND/2019/06 and ND/2019/07).

 

2.4          During the reporting month, the Works Contracts undertaken for First Phase Development of Kwu Tung North (KTN) and Fanling North (FLN) New Development Areas (NDAs) (the Project) are shown in Table 2.1.

 

Table 2.1  Work Contracts undertaken in the Reporting Month

Environmental Permit

Contract No. & Title

Commencement Date of Construction (EP Condition 1.12)

EP-470/2013

Contract No. ND/2019/01 Kwu Tung North New Development Area, Phase 1: Site Formation and Infrastructure Works

 

23rd March 2020

EP-475/2013/A

Contract No. ND/2019/06 Fanling North New Development Area, Phase 1: Re-provisioning of North District Temporary Wholesale Market for Agricultural Products

29th October 2019

 

2.5          The site layout plans for the Contract No. ND/2019/01 are shown in Drawing no. 60335576/C1/C00/1031A-1051D.

                       

2.6          The site layout plan for the Contract No. ND/2019/06 is shown in    Drawing no. 60335576/C6/C00/1041.

 

Project Organization

2.7          Different parties with different levels of involvement in the Project organization include:

Ÿ    Project Proponent – Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD)

Ÿ    Supervisor / Supervisor's Representative – AECOM

Ÿ    Environmental Team (ET) – Wellab Limited

Ÿ    Independent Environmental Checker (IEC) – Mott MacDonald Hong Kong Ltd (MottMac)

 

2.8          The key personnel contact names and numbers are summarised in Table 2.2.


 

Table 2.2     Key Contacts of the Project

 

Party

Role

Contact Person

Phone No.

Fax No.

Civil Engineering and Development Department, HKSAR (CEDD)

Project Proponent

Mr. Stephen Leung

3152 3551

3547 1658

Supervisor / Supervisor's Representative

(AECOM)

Chief Resident Engineer

Mr. Alan Lee

6398 5982

2645 3900

Environmental Team

(Wellab Limited)

Environmental Team Leader

Dr. Priscilla Choy

2898 7388

2898 7076

Independent Environmental Checker (MottMac)

Independent Environmental Checker

Mr. Thomas Chan

2828 5967

2827 1823

Contract No. ND/2019/01

Contractor (Build King – Richwell Engineering Joint Venture.)

Site Agent

Mr. Ivan Leung

9640 8340

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Environmental Officer

Mr. Daniel Sin

9777 2100

Contract No. ND/2019/06

Contractor (New Concepts Engineering Development Ltd.)

Site Agent

Mr. Anson Chan

 

9349 1320

2363 2162

Environmental Officer

Mr. Alex Choy

9409 9608

Environmental Coordinator

Ms. Mildred Hung

9460 2745

 

Summary of Construction Works Undertaken During Reporting Month

2.9          The major site activities undertaken in the reporting month are shown in Table 2.3.

 

Table 2.3     Summary Table for Major Site Activities in the Reporting Month

 

Contract No.

Contract Title

Site Activities (April 2020)

Contract No. ND/2019/01

 

Kwu Tung North New Development Area, Phase 1: Site Formation and Infrastructure Works

(a)            Site Clearance, Construction of Interim CLC;

(b)            Application of Excavation Permit (XP), Preparation of TTA Drawings for Approval;

(c)            Site Clearance, Tree Survey and Ground Investigation in Portion 4;

(d)           Site Clearance, Tree Survey and Ground Investigation in Portion 5;

(e)            Site Clearance, Tree Survey and Ground Investigation in Portion 6a;

(f)             Site Clearance, Tree Survey and Ground Investigation in Portion 6b;

(g)            Site Clearance, Tree Survey and Ground Investigation in Portion 7;

(h)            Site Clearance,  Forming Haul Road, Ground Investigation  in Portion 8a;

(i)             Site Clearance, Tree Survey and Ground Investigation in Portion 10a

Contract No. ND/2019/06

 

Fanling North New Development Area, Phase 1: Re-provisioning of North District Temporary Wholesale Market for Agricultural Products

(a)            Installation of road kerbs for interim stage;

(b)            Drainage works for interim stage including construction of U-channel and manhole for interim stage;

(c)            Pavement construction for the interim stage;

(d)           Road Making for the interim stage;

(e)            Installation of rain shelter for the interim stage;

(f)             Installation of temporary lighting for the interim stage;

(g)            Construction of footing of Management Office Building;

(h)            Construction of run-in/ out

Construction Programme

2.10       A copy of Contractors’ construction programme is provided in Appendix A.


 

Status of Environmental Licences, Notifications and Permits

2.11       A summary of the relevant permits, licences, and/or notifications on environmental protection for this Project is presented in Table 2.4.

 

Table 2.4     Status of Environmental Licenses, Notifications and Permits

Contract No.

Permit / License No.

Valid Period

Status

From

To

Environmental Permit (EP)

ND/2019/01

EP-470/2013

21/11/2013

N/A

Valid

ND/2019/06

EP-475/2013/A

13/01/2017

N/A

Valid

Construction Noise Permit (CNP)

ND/2019/06

GW-RN0113-20

25/02/2020

24/08/2020

Valid

Notification pursuant to Air Pollution Control (Construction Dust) Regulation

ND/2019/01

451792

11/12/2019

N/A

Valid

ND/2019/06

449369

24/09/2019

N/A

Valid

Billing Account for Disposal of Construction Waste

ND/2019/01

Reference Number: WFG21717

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Pending

ND/2019/06

7035473

17/10/2019

N/A

Valid

Registration of Chemical Waste Producer

ND/2019/01

5213-545-B2578-01

10/01/2020

N/A

Valid

ND/2019/06

5213-625-N2716-01

02/10/2019

N/A

Valid

Effluent Discharge License under Water Pollution Control Ordinance

ND/2019/06

WT00035415-2019

20/03/2020

31/03/2025

Valid