Hong Kong To Store Water Inside Mountains
It said an investigation would study the impact of blasting in the area, plus other environmental considerations, and added that the two reservoirs now take up four hectares.
Black & Veatch has built rock caverns before in Hong Kong. It won a Chamber of Commerce award in 2010 for freeing land for the University of Hong Kong by putting the Western Salt Water Service Reservoirs in a hillside.
“Enhancing land resources are critical to Hong Kong’s success,” said Andy Kwok, managing director for Black & Veatch Hong Kong. “Housing service reservoirs in caverns is a technically viable alternative that can increase land supply.” Black & Veatch will be involved in designing tunnels, caverns and associated works for the new cavern reservoirs.
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