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The EIA Report for San Tin Technopole Undergoes Public Inspection till 2 March 2024

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Approximately 240 hectares of the proposed 626-hectare San Tin Technopole—previously named San Tin/Lok Ma Chau Development Node—are located within Wetland Conservation Area and Wetland Buffer Area.

Brownfield sites, filled fishponds and developed sites (such as boundary control points) constitute over 60 per cent of the wetland portion. Fishponds of about 90 hectares make up the remaining area, where nearly half of these water bodies have been abandoned or are inactive in fishery production.

Following an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) conducted by the Civil Engineering and Development Department, mitigation measures have been formulated through the proposed Sam Po Shue Wetland Conservation Park. The park, to cover 338 hectares and is connected to San Tin Technopole, seeks to:

  • compensate for the loss in wetland habitats arising from the land use;
  • enhance fishery resources through the incorporation of modernised aquaculture; and
  • increase overall ecological value in the Deep Bay area.

For details, please refer to the project’s EIA Report, which is available for public inspection from 2 February 2024 till 2 March 2024. The related Public Engagement Report, together with Revised Recommended Outline Development Plan, has been released as well.

Located at the heart of the Northern Metropolis, the ‘technopole’ comprises two key features: I&T Park and San Tin Town Centre, with the latter set to provide public and private housing totalling over 50,000 units. The statutory town planning and other procedures are scheduled to commence progressively this year. —Construction+ Online

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Sources: Development Bureau; San Tin Technopole; EIA Report for San Tin Technopole