Hong Kong News

Nonpartisan, Noncommercial, unconstrained.
Saturday, Jun 10, 2023

Southern District set for massive uplift

Southern District set for massive uplift

Authorities have started work to improve the pedestrian environment, waterfront and public space in Wong Chuk Hang, Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau, says Secretary for Development Bernadette Linn Hon-ho in a blog post yesterday.
The infrastructure improvements are made under the Invigorating Island South Initiative, a development scheme announced in the 2020 Policy Address, aiming to create better connectivity between Southern District and the rest of the city, with improved public facilities.

Preliminary work began last year when the office opened up the enclosed landscape and lawn area adjoining Ap Lei Chau Park, widened the waterfront promenade next to the open-air public car park in Ap Lei Chau North and overhauled marine-related signs around Aberdeen Typhoon Shelter. "The office has begun improvement works for public space in the area, including opening up the vacant area adjacent to Ap Lei Chau Main Street Sewage Pumping Station and expanding the children's playground in Ap Lei Chau Park," Linn said.

The office has started building steps and disembarking facilities at the northeastern pier of Ap Lei Chau, and plans to build off Ap Lei Chau Praya Road for getting on and off boats safely.

The office also plans to improve the land outside Hung Shing Temple in Ap Lei Chau to "enhance the visual connection between the temple and the sea," and to provide more flexible space for ceremonial events.

"It is also working to include storage space for dragon boats, an observation deck and restaurants on a plot of undeveloped open space in northeast Ap Lei Chau to pay homage to the district's hundred-year old dragon boat and fishing heritage," Linn said.

The senior town planner for the Invigorating Island South project, William Wong Wing-tak, said work on the Wong Chuk Hang Green Link, which aims to connect new development projects in Wong Chuk Hang with Aberdeen Country Park, is expected to be completed by June.

Work to construct a 450-meter boardwalk along the northern bank of the Staunton Creek Nullah will begin early next year.

The Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau and the office have made proposals to renovate the sports center, sports ground and swimming pool at Wong Chuk Hang, and set up other facilities including a skate park, health center and a library.

The Civil Engineering and Development Department will conduct studies this year for a 60km "Round-the-Island" Trail connecting the harborfront on Hong Kong Island's northern shore with promenades and countryside trails in the Southern district, aiming to connect 90 percent of the trail within the next five years.

Environmental impact studies will tart on several other projects.
AI Disclaimer: An advanced artificial intelligence (AI) system generated the content of this page on its own. This innovative technology conducts extensive research from a variety of reliable sources, performs rigorous fact-checking and verification, cleans up and balances biased or manipulated content, and presents a minimal factual summary that is just enough yet essential for you to function as an informed and educated citizen. Please keep in mind, however, that this system is an evolving technology, and as a result, the article may contain accidental inaccuracies or errors. We urge you to help us improve our site by reporting any inaccuracies you find using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page. Your helpful feedback helps us improve our system and deliver more precise content. When you find an article of interest here, please look for the full and extensive coverage of this topic in traditional news sources, as they are written by professional journalists that we try to support, not replace. We appreciate your understanding and assistance.

Related Articles

Hong Kong News
The Fed fixing the economy
Corporations standing up for “LGDP-LGT-LBG-LGBTQ2+ kids” during ‘Pride Month’ be like:
A Major Ukrainian Hydroelectric Dam BLOWN UP
US and European Intelligence Agencies Uncover Evidence of Ukrainian Role in Terror Attack on Nord Stream Pipeline
Photos and videos of Hunter Biden with underage minors have been released.
The driver has been described by authorities as a 21-year-old woman from Tallahassee
Joe Biden falls at the Air Force Graduation
America's Got Talent…
Elon Musk has been showered with praise by the Chinese public during his trip to China
Nvidia Joins Tech Giants as First Chipmaker to Reach $1 Trillion Valuation
Drone Attack on Moscow's Wealthiest Neighborhoods Suspected to be Launched by Ukraine
AI ‘extinction’ should be same priority as nuclear war – experts
Chinese fighter jet buzzes U.S. Air Force spy plane over South China Sea
Prominent Hacker Forum RaidForums Suffers Substantial Data Breach
Nvidia CEO Huang says firms, individuals without AI expertise will be left behind
WPP Revolutionizes Advertising with NVIDIA's AI Powerhouse
Two US Employees Fired For Chasing Robbers Out Of Store As They Broke ''Company Policy''
Pfizer, the EU, and disappearing ink - Smoke, Mirrors, and the Billion-Dose Pfizer Vaccine Deal: EU's 'Open Secret
The Sussexes' Royal Rebound: Could Harry and Meghan Markle Return to the UK?
A provocative study suggests: Left-Wing Extremism and its Unsettling Connection to Psychopathy and Narcissism
Neuralink Receives FDA Approval for First-in-Human Clinical Study
Ukrainian Intelligence Official Admits to Assassination Attempts on Putin
WATCH THIS: democracy in Russia is so bad!
Ed Davey: It is possible for a woman to have a penis
Bernard Arnault Loses $11.2 Billion in One Day as Investors Fear Slowdown in US Growth Will Reduce Demand for Luxury Products
Russian’s Wagner Group leader: “I am not a chef, I am a butcher. Russia is in danger of a revolution like in 1917.”
TikTok Sues Montana Over Law Banning the App
Ron DeSantis Jumps Into 2024 Presidential Race, Setting Up Showdown With Trump
Steve Jobs introducing Apple's iPhone, exactly 16 years ago.
Banking Behemoth vs Ex-Boss: The PMorgan-Epstein Entanglement
China overtakes Japan as world's top car exporter
Talks between US House Republicans and President Biden's Democratic administration on raising the federal government's $31.4tn debt ceiling have paused
Biden Administration Eyeing High-Profile Visits to China: The Biden Administration is heating things up by looking into setting up a series of top-level visits to Beijing by top officials in the coming months
New evidence in special counsel probe may undercut Trump’s claim documents he took were automatically declassified
A French court of appeals confirmed former President Nicolas Sarkozy's three-year jail term for corruption and influence peddling
Debt Ceiling Crises Have Unleashed Political Chaos
Weibao Wang, a former software engineer at Apple, was charged with stealing trade secrets related to autonomous systems, including self-driving cars
Mobile phone giant Vodafone to cut 11,000 jobs globally over three years as new boss says its performance not good enough
Elon Musk compares George Soros to Magneto, the supervillain from the Marvel Comics series.
Warren Buffett Sells TSMC Shares Over Concerns About Taiwan's Stability
New Study Finds That Secondary Bacterial Pneumonia Is a Major Cause of Death in COVID-19 Patients Who Require Ventilator Assistance
The official tapes of Trump's deposition in the E. Jean Carroll battery (rape) and defamation case have been released.
King Charles III being crowned.
Newly released video of Donald Trump’s rape trial deposition:
Video: Ukraine MP Punches Russian Representative At Global Meet
El Paso mayor has declared a state of emergency
Russia accused Ukraine of attacking the Kremlin with drones in an attempt to kill Putin
Dutch court orders man who fathered 550 kids to stop donating sperm
Kim Kardashian Lookalike Christina Ashten Dies Of Cardiac Arrest, Hours After Plastic Surgery
Samsung has banned employees from using generative AI services such as ChatGPT