Shenzhen River to Start its Fourth Stage of Treatment
The fourth stage of the treatment project of the Shenzhen River is scheduled next year. The fourth stage of the 37 kilometer waterway cooperative project between Shenzhen and Hong Kong will be affecting 4,400 section of the river. Shenzhen and Hong Kong started planning the fourth stage in April of 2008 in plans to provide a sound ecological environment for a planned checkpoint.
The previous three stages of the project have already improved environmental conditions and transportation corridors if the river. The fourth stage is designed to prepare a section of the river along Liantang in Luohu for a theoretical 50 year flood of any worst flood in any 50 year period. The project will start in the middles of next year and will be finished by 2017. Costs of the previous treatments costs around HK$ 2 billion and increased the flood discharge capacity of the river’s lower reaches from 600 cubic meters to 2,100 cubic meters per second.
Shenzhen Mayor Xu Qin said that the river treatment project is a successful model for cooperation for the two cities and both cities are expecting to see closer cooperation in various fields.