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DSD’s nullah improvement creates new Tai Hang landmark: Fire Dragon Path (Date: 13/9/2012)

The smooth completion of the nullah improvement project in Tai Hang has not only eradicated the smell of the nullah but also created a new Tai Hang landmark – the Fire Dragon Path – adding unique leisure space to the area, said the Deputy Director of Drainage Services, Mr Tsui Wai, today (September 13).

 

Mr Tsui was officiating at the “Ceremony for the Improvement Works of the Nullah at Tai Hang and the Completion of Fire Dragon Path in Celebration of the 63rd Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China” in Tai Hang. He said, “To improve the living quality of the residents, the Drainage Services Department (DSD) embarked on the improvement project in 2009. This included decking the nullah between Causeway Road and Tung Lo Wan Road adjacent to Queen’s College, utilising the new land to widen the old footpath as well as greening and landscape works along the widened footpath. The project not only eliminates the smell problem arising from the nullah, but also provides a comfortable walking environment for the public.

 

“The Fire Dragon Dance of Tai Hang at Mid-Autumn Festival is a local tradition and became part of the national intangible cultural heritage last year. In recognition of this unique cultural activity, the new footpath was specially named the Fire Dragon Path, creating a landmark with local characteristics for Tai Hang,” Mr Tsui said.

 

The Tai Hang nullah improvement works mainly involved construction of a 250-metre-long twin-cell box culvert and widening of a footpath at a total cost of about $24 million.

Today’s ceremony was jointly organised by the DSD and the Wan Chai District Council.  Other officiating guests included the Chairman of the Wan Chai District Council, Mr Suen Kai-cheong; Principal Assistant Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Liu Chun-san; Wan Chai District Officer, Miss Angela Luk; and President of the Tai Hang Residents’ Welfare Association, Mr Ho Choi-chiu.

 For the details of the news report on the event, please refer to the following hyperlink:

Hong Kong Economis Times

http://www.hket.com/eti/article/62881d78-204b-4b14-a791-d25965a45f80-572223&sectionId=001

Ceremony for the Improvement Works of the Nullah at Tai Hang and the Completion of Fire Dragon Path in Celebration of the 63rd Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China 

The Deputy Director of Drainage Services, Mr Tsui Wai (centre);Chairman of the Wan Chai District Council, Mr Suen Kai-cheong (third left); Principal Assistant Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Liu Chun-san (third right); Wan Chai District Officer, Miss Angela Luk (second left); and President of the Tai Hang Residents' Welfare Association, Mr Ho Choi-chiu (second right), attended the "Ceremony for the Improvement Works of the Nullah at Tai Hang and the Completion of Fire Dragon Path in Celebration of the 63rd Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China" in Tai Hang today (September 13).

The nullah between Causeway Road and Tung Lo Wan Road adjacent to Queen's College before decking. 

The nullah between Causeway Road and Tung Lo Wan Road adjacent to Queen's College before decking.

The Fire Dragon Path was formed by decking of the nullah, providing a comfortable walking environment for the public. 

The Fire Dragon Path was formed by decking of the nullah, providing a comfortable walking environment for the public.

 

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