Shek O repair works in full swing

September 9, 2023

Relevant departments have spared no effort to help Shek O residents after Shek O Road was temporarily closed due to a landslide and road subsidence, but the road was reopened to light vehicles this evening after emergency repairs.


Landslides and a road collapse occurred on Shek O Road yesterday and the affected road section has been temporarily closed for emergency slope works.


Chief Executive John Lee instructed all departments to race against time to repair roads, provide necessary supplies to residents and carry out evacuations.


The Transport & Logistics Bureau oversees the road repairs, while the Security Bureau co-ordinates the distribution of supplies and evacuations of residents.


The Southern District Office and the Southern District Care Teams used the fireboat to bring supplies including food, medicines and SIM cards to Shek O by sea.


The Fire Services Department, Police, the Home Affairs Department, the Civil Aid Service and the Auxiliary Medical Service assisted the residents in need to take the fireboat and Police launch to evacuate to the urban areas this afternoon.


The district offices had arranged the Causeway Bay Community Centre to receive the evacuated villagers.


The Highways Department and the Civil Engineering & Development Department carried out repairing works at two landslide locations at Shek O Road with a view to resuming traffic as soon as possible.


One traffic lane at Shek O Road was reopened at around 9pm to allow light trucks to pass through. The emergency repair works will continue so as to allow single-decker buses to drive through that road section by 6am tomorrow, after it is confirmed safe to do so.


The Hongkong Electric Company (HEC) received a total of six requests for assistance due to a power outage from Shek O Village and Tai Long Wan Village.


The Government co-ordinated with HEC personnel for emergency repairs and the company has assisted the affected households in restoring power today. It has been confirmed that the power supply in the two villages is normal.


The Southern District Office, the Fire Services Department, Police, the Auxiliary Medical Service and the Civil Aid Service will station in Shek O overnight to provide emergency assistance to the residents.

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