23 October 2018
有關明日大嶼願景的意見 Views on Lantau Tomorrow Vision

(香港,二零一八年十月二十三日)香港工程師學會(下稱「學會」)關注近日有關《二零一八年施政報告》明日大嶼願景計劃的連串討論,學會希望再次從工程及技術層面提供專業意見。

 

學會重申支持政府提出的明日大嶼願景計劃。根據過往經驗,填海對發展新市鎮肯定有重要功用,位處大嶼山及香港島之間的中部水域是適合發展人工島並可以支持東大嶼都會建設的。

 

學會從近日的媒體報導,留意到公眾關注海浪高度對擬填海土地的潛在影響。正如學會早前向媒體解釋,該願景計劃尚未進行前期設計及開展更詳盡的可行性研究,從初步工程設計考量而言,興建較高的海堤或放置弱波石等措施已可應對氣候變化和極端天氣帶來的挑戰,因此海浪高度並不會影響項目的可行性。

 

學會同時注意到有關明日大嶼願景項目的進度和預算彈性的一些看法。學會認為與所有大型土木工程項目一樣,規模龐大的明日大嶼願景計劃應能夠分階段進行,而項目所分開的階段數目則可取決於可行性研究或前期設計所得的數據,以符合項目本身的情況,最終的填海規模亦可按需求進行調整。

 

學會認為現階段不宜就項目作出過分猜測和憂慮,應留待有進一步研究後再作相關跟進討論。學會將密切留意有關議題的發展並繼續提出相應的工程專業意見。


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(23 October 2018, Hong Kong) In response to a series of recent debates on the Lantau Tomorrow Vision initiative of the 2018 Policy Address, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) would like to restate our views with respect to the engineering and technical aspects of the project.

 

The HKIE reiterates our support for the Lantau Tomorrow Vision as proposed by the Administration. While previous experiences have demonstrated that reclamation has played an important role in new town development, the Central Waters between Lantau and Hong Kong Islands are considered suitable for developing artificial islands for the East Lantau Metropolis.

 

The Institution notes the public concerns as reported in the media lately on the potential impact of towering waves to the reclaimed land in the proposed project. As explained to the media in an interview earlier, there have yet to be any preliminary design, detailed feasibility studies and assessments conducted for the project. In the stage of preliminary design, engineering techniques such as building higher sea walls or placing wave breakers could be considered for tackling the challenges of climate change or extreme weather. Hence, height of waves should not be a deterring factor to the project.

 

The Institution also observed that there are views on the flexibility of the schedule and budget of the Lantau Tomorrow Vision project. The HKIE is of the view that a sizeable project as such could be carried out in phases, and the number of phasing could be a result of the feasibility study and the preliminary design with data that suit the project circumstances, as in the common practice for all major civil engineering projects. The final scope of reclamation is possible to be adjusted as required.

 

The HKIE considers it premature for any prediction at the current stage until further studies have been conducted. The HKIE will closely follow the development of the subject matter, and provide our professional advice when required.

 

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