Never ending drainage works

Though I'd known of major drainage works projectfor Cheung Chau, hadn't expected it to go on so long - seems an eternity since holes etc dug at the top of Peak Road and beside Pak Tei Temple. Yet, work still ongoing. Photos here from the top of Peak Road (by junction with Sports Ground road) this morning.
cheung chau roadworks
men at workcheung chau peak road hole

Quick google for info, and I find questions were asked about the drainage works in Islands District Board meeting on 23 October last year:

Mr. John BINKS, Chief Engineer, Hong Kong Island and Islands Development Office, Civil Engineering and Development Department (CED) and Mr. LEE Kwok-cheung, Director of Ho Tin & Associates, Consulting Engineers Limited responded.

Mr. John BINKS said that CED was very concerned about issues that affected the livelihood of the residents of Chau. The captioned works belonged to part of Works No.IS 13/04. The progress of the drainage works tied in with the latest works schedule as stipulated by the contractor. Unless unforeseen circumstances arose, it was expected that drainage works could be completed in August 2007. ..

Another Member expressed that he hoped that the works could be completed in August 2007 as scheduled. The daily life of the residents and the business of the shops had been seriously affected. One of the sites in front of Pak She Elderly Home posed a danger to the elderly. Some of the sites did not have sufficient flashing lights and the fences often fell down....

Another Member opined that the fact that the Government had put a lot of resources in improving the drainage system of Cheung Chau was a piece of good news for the residents of Cheung Chau. Slow progress of the works, insufficient manpower at the site and wrong location for carrying out works were problems that had been often discussed at the meetings of the District Management Committee. He learned from the residents that improvement had been made recently....
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