DSD Annual Media Briefing 2021
25 March 2021
DSD’s Annual Media Briefing was held on 25 March to brief the media DSD’s work on flood prevention and the highlights on research and development projects and lead a visit to the works site of the “Relocation of Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works to Caverns” project.
Ms Alice PANG, the Director of Drainage Services, announced at the briefing that the flooding blackspot at Ting Kok Road – Shuen Wan Chim Uk to Wong Yue Tan section has been removed, and the number of flooding blackspots across the territory is reduced to four. Furthermore, DSD will strengthen the “just-in-time clearance” arrangement to cope with the upcoming rainy season, we will include more low-lying locations which are susceptible to blockage by litter to ensure clearance of drains and minimise flood risk during heavy rain.
The DSD has been proactively promoting research and development projects to provide better services to the public, those include “Artificial Intelligence Egretry Monitoring System”, “Odour Control Hydrogel” and “Food Waste/Sewage Sludge Anaerobic Co-digestion” technology. In particular, Ms PANG introduced the “Hydrometric Information System”— utilising the Government Wide IoT Network (GWIN) and installing new model of sensors at drainage channels, this system can collect hydrometric data from drainage channels more extensively. Consequently, it facilitates the planning of flood prevention measures and improves flood monitoring.
After the briefing, Ms PANG toured the media around the works site of the “Relocation of Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works to Caverns” project to let them learn more about the works progress and application of new technologies. Those technologies include the “Drilling Jumbo” which assists in drilling blast holes at rock surface for placing explosives and enables instant rock data transmission to operators by equipping with the real-time monitoring system and the “Robotic Monitoring System” developed by the project team, which replaces workers to inspect the site after blasting to assess air quality and risk of fallen rock to improve industrial safety.
The Director of Drainage Services, Ms Alice PANG, shows the media at the briefing a new model of sensor for installing at drainage channels
Ms PANG takes a photo with the “Drilling Jumbo” behind and the “Robotic Monitoring System” next to her
The media visit the works site of the “Relocation of Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works to Caverns” project to learn more about its works progress and application of new technologies