Hung Shui Kiu

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Hung Shui Kiu in 2016
Residential buildings near Hung Shui Kiu Light Rail stop.
Hung Yuen Road in Hung Shui Kiu.

Hung Shui Kiu (traditional Chinese: 洪水橋; simplified Chinese: 洪水桥; literally: "Floody Bridge") is an area between Ping Shan and Lam Tei, in the western part of the New Territories of Hong Kong. It covers parts of Yuen Long and Tuen Mun districts. It is largely rural residential. Several Housing Authority blocks are under construction on a 6.5-hectare site bounded by Tin Sum, Hung Tin, Hung Chi and Hung Yuen roads.

New town[edit]

The "Planning and Development Study on North West New Territories", conducted from 1997 to 2003, identified Hung Shui Kiu and its vicinity as a potential site for a New Town which may accommodate up to 160,000 population in the future. This proposal has since been recommended for implementation and would involve construction of a new Hung Shui Kiu railway station along the existing West Rail Line between Siu Hong and Tin Shui Wai stations.[1][2]

The government is conducting public engagement on the plan. A public meeting took place on 8 August 2015 at Shung Tak Catholic English College in Hung Shui Kiu and the Planning Department accepted written comments by mail or email.[3]

In 2015 the first public estate in Hung Shui Kiu, called Hung Fuk Estate, was completed. It comprises nine residential blocks with 4,900 flats as well as a shopping centre, a market, and a community building.

Transportation[edit]

Hung Shui Kiu is reachable by Castle Peak Road. There is also a Light Rail stop, served by routes 610, 614, 615, and 751. There is a proposed MTR station on the West Rail Line for Hung Shui Kiu called Hung Shui Kiu Station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area Project Profile" (PDF). Civil Engineering and Development Department. HKSAR Government. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Background". Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area Planning and Engineering Study. Planning Department. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Community engagement". HSK NDA Planning and Engineering Study. Planning Department. 

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Coordinates: 22°25′42″N 113°59′54″E / 22.4282°N 113.9983°E / 22.4282; 113.9983