Most parts of Hong Kong (HK) have a reasonable
degree of flood prevention. However, flooding has occurred frequently
and excessively in the natural flood plains and low-lying areas
of the northern part of the New Territories (NT). It is also a recurring
problem in the older urban areas, like West Kowloon, because of
the inadequacy of the existing drainage system.
To solve the problem, we are implementing a massive
$10 billion flood prevention programme of large scale river training
works and village flood protection schemes in the NT, and a $3.3
billion programme of urban drainage improvement works in West Kowloon
to raise the standard of flood protection substantially. In addition,
we are planning a comprehensive programme of drainage improvement
works aimed at providing the whole territory with a very high degree
of flood protection.