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Compasses typhoon | The settlement of 4 monitoring points during the rainstorm exceeds the standard Kai Tak New Acute Hospital foundation works suspended

2021-10-13T04:45:47.225Z

The Hospital Authority announced today (13th) that due to the four monitoring points in the construction site of the new acute hospital in the Kai Tak development area, the settlement record during the early morning wind and heavy rain recorded a preset shutdown index of more than 25 mm.



The Hospital Authority announced today (13th) that due to the four monitoring points in the construction site of the new acute hospital in the Kai Tak Development Area, the settlement record during the early morning wind and heavy rain recorded a preset shutdown index of more than 25 mm. The relevant foundation The project has stopped immediately.


A spokesperson for the Hospital Authority said that the contractor is currently carrying out the foundation works of the new acute hospital in the Kai Tak Development Area. On October 8th, four monitoring points within the project site recorded a scheduled shutdown with a settlement record exceeding 25 mm. Indicators. According to the current mechanism, the HA and the project team have immediately requested the contractor to stop the relevant foundation works and conduct an overall and comprehensive assessment on the same day.

The Hospital Authority notified relevant government departments of the incident on the same day, including the Highways Department, the Architectural Services Department, which commissioned the Hospital Authority to carry out the works, and also notified the relevant departments responsible for nearby structures and public facilities.

Speaker: Neighboring buildings, facilities, and construction sites meet the preset safety level

The spokesman said that after receiving the report, the Hospital Authority and the project team have immediately dispatched staff to inspect the surrounding structures and public facilities such as the Hong Kong Children's Hospital and Kwun Tong Bypass near the construction site.

According to the latest monitoring data, the current subsidence of public facilities adjacent to the above-mentioned construction sites still meets the project's preset safety level, and only minor settlements below the preset safety indicators have been recorded.

The contractor’s independent inspection consultant has conducted further inspections and assessments of the relevant facilities and confirmed that the current structure and operation of the relevant facilities are still safe.

At the same time, the Hospital Authority and the engineering project team have arranged for the contractor to carry out reinforcement measures, including grouting to improve the surrounding geological conditions. The current settlement situation has stabilized.

▼In the early morning of October 13th, the sea in Sanjia Village, Liyumen, was flooded ▼


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Speaker: Will strictly approve mitigation measures and resumption requirements

The Hospital Authority and the project team will continue to work closely with the contractor and resident site engineering staff to closely monitor the situation to ensure that the safety and operation of the above-mentioned structures and public facilities are not affected. At the same time, the contractor has also been required to formulate relevant mitigation measures, including Adopt construction methods that reduce the impact on the above-mentioned structures and public facilities.

The spokesman added that after receiving the contractor’s mitigation measures and resumption requirements, the HA will work with the project team to strictly approve the recommendations based on the principle of ensuring the safety of the structures and public facilities mentioned above. Approve the requirements for resumption of work and announce the relevant arrangements to the public in due course.

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Source: hk1

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