Tai Lam Chung Reservoir in Tuen Mun District in Hong Kong’s New Territories, in 1964. It was the first to be built in the then British colony after the second world war. Photo: SCMP Tai Lam Chung Reservoir in Tuen Mun District in Hong Kong’s New Territories, in 1964. It was the first to be built in the then British colony after the second world war. Photo: SCMP
Tai Lam Chung Reservoir in Tuen Mun District in Hong Kong’s New Territories, in 1964. It was the first to be built in the then British colony after the second world war. Photo: SCMP

How parched 1950s Hong Kong got welcome relief from the new Tai Lam Chung Reservoir

  • The first reservoir to be built in Hong Kong following the second world war, it was the largest in the colony
  • The provision of additional water supply cost HK$130 million

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Tai Lam Chung Reservoir in Tuen Mun District in Hong Kong’s New Territories, in 1964. It was the first to be built in the then British colony after the second world war. Photo: SCMP Tai Lam Chung Reservoir in Tuen Mun District in Hong Kong’s New Territories, in 1964. It was the first to be built in the then British colony after the second world war. Photo: SCMP
Tai Lam Chung Reservoir in Tuen Mun District in Hong Kong’s New Territories, in 1964. It was the first to be built in the then British colony after the second world war. Photo: SCMP
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