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Ecological Mitigation Measures
Shenzhen Western Corridor (SWC)
Objective of the Ecological Mitigation Measure:
To restore the hydrological function of gei wai at Mai Po by dredging of a water channel connecting the gei wai with the mudflat; and to restore inter-tidal mudflat by removal of exotic mangroves in the Mai Po Inner Deep Bay Ramsar Site.
Potential ecological impacts as a result of the SWC Project were considered not significant if mitigation measures are implemented. However, in view of the ecological sensitive nature of the Inner Deep Bay, the following additional enhancement measures were carried out to bring about a long-term beneficial effect to the Deep Bay ecosystem:
Ove Arup and Partners Ltd. (2003) Shenzhen Western Corridor – Investigation and Planning Environmental Impact Assessment Report. Report submitted to Highways Department, Hong Kong.
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Last Review Date : 09 August 2013