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Civil Engineering and Development Department

City's secret weapon in landslide prevention

One of the city's foremost experts on landslides says hundreds of lives have been saved since a special government office was set up to manage Hong Kong's hilly terrains, which become treacherous during the wet season.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:03pm

Configuring land of the future

Underground, above the ground, and under the sea - Hong Kong's Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) surveyors play a vital role in shaping, preserving and making the best use of the city's landscape.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

No dull day for marine surveyors

The chance of receiving an occasional phone call in the early hours of the morning to attend to a marine emergency is just another part of Pang Mei-ho's responsibility as a surveyor of the seas.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Engineering a career in public service

Hong Kong people can rest secure in the knowledge that the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) is doing its job.

For one thing, it is well equipped to prevent landslips or provide geotechnical services for infrastructure development, and geotechnical audits for government and private development projects.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Public works lab needs technicians

Hong Kong's Public Works Laboratories (PWL) are the unseen quality control behind every public construction project in the city.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Search for 12 tough experts to help keep HK slopes safe

Geotechnical engineers Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD)

Geotechnical engineers with a background in civil engineering or geology are sought to provide innovative and safe solutions for Hong Kong's many slopes.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Heady prospects for sector

Hong Kong has about 60,000 registered man-made slopes of varying levels of strength, the result of rapid urban development near the city's hillsides in the 1960s and 1970s.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

High adventure awaits recruits

A passion for outdoor work and high emotional quotient are the traits sought by the Geotechnical Engineering Office (GEO) in addition to technical competencies, says Terence Lam, senior geotechnical engineer at the Civil Engineering and Development Department.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

Environmentalists divided over 'hideous' Mid-Levels slope

A Mid-Levels slope that has recently undergone work intended to beautify it has instead been described as hideous by its neighbours.

The slope, in Stubbs Road, originally sprayed with concrete, has been coated with a product called Elegant Stone designed to make it look like the granite rocks that abound in Hong Kong.

7 May 2011 - 12:00am

Lamma islanders ought to be involved in plan

For a government that claims to be so open and transparent, the lack of public consultation over plans to reclaim a chunk of the bay beside the Lamma Island village of Yung Shue Wan comes as a surprise. It is a proposal that has been twice rejected by residents, yet is back on the drawing board with few being aware of its existence.

2 May 2011 - 12:00am

Landslip hits path in King's Park Garden

An investigation is under way into a landslip that left sand, mud and debris covering a popular walking path in King's Park Garden, Yau Ma Tei, yesterday.

Yau Tsim Mong district council vice-chairman Edward Leung Wai-kuen said it could have been caused by water from a luxury estate - King's Park Hill - above the slope.

5 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Building Hong Kong's future

The government's aim to improve Hong Kong's infrastructure, and reinforce its reputation as a regional and international aviation, maritime and logistics hub, has generated fresh opportunities for engineers.

26 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Greening project in final phase

The HK$370 million project to green urban areas would see 18,450 trees and four million shrubs planted by its completion in mid-2011, the Civil Engineering and Development Department said. Launched in 2004, the project is in its third and final phase. Greening of the New Territories will start next year with double the urban budget.

4 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Slope safety bid focuses on illegal dumping as rainy season looms

Construction workers were warned by the government yesterday not to dump waste illegally on slopes as it could create a landslide hazard in the coming rainy season.

10 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Two simple questions that met a smokescreen of obfuscation

They seemed to be simple, straightforward questions. 'Is an investigation under way into the fire on the barge during the Lunar New Year fireworks display? And which department is in charge of it?'

2 Feb 2009 - 12:00am