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Retaining Wall

Solid foundations

Name: Harry Yu Wai-pong Age: 29 Occupation: Civil engineer

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Wednesday, 4 July, 2007, 12:00am

Wall and slope considered safe

We refer to the letter from Vivian Chau, which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on July 13, in which she expressed her concern about the loose tree branches and debris at the retaining wall and slope at Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. She felt they might pose a threat to pedestrians.

31 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Slopes work

THIRTY more slopes and retaining walls are to be upgraded under the accelerated government programme. The work is expected to start in mid-November.

16 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Official catalogue leaves out hundreds of slopes

ONE in three of the territory's slopes and retaining walls are not recorded in the Government's official slopes catalogue, engineers have found.

The figures are startling, given that experts have checked only 2,000 slopes since work started in August on a three-year $39 million programme to update the document completed in 1978.

6 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Witnesses of landslip tell of sudden collapse

DRAMATIC witness accounts from July's fatal Kwun Lung Lau landslip disaster in Kennedy Town showed there was only time for people to shout a brief warning as the 100-year-old retaining wall cracked open.

The Government's final report will be published on Wednesday.

28 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Gauges could have served as warning

STRAIN gauges and a proper drainage system could have prevented the Kennedy Town landslip, engineers said yesterday.

Experts said gauges fixed into the earth embankment behind the wall could have given early warning of an impending collapse and allowed emergency services to seal off and evacuate the area.

26 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Wet season warning for flat owners

PRIVATE property owners were told yesterday to ensure their slopes were safe ahead of the coming rains.

Authorities want to avoid a repeat of last May's landslide tragedies which killed three people.

27 Apr 1993 - 12:00am