As far back as the 1840's land reclamation has been the most cost effective way to accommodate the rising need for more flat land in Hong Kong. Around 7000 hectares of land has been reclaimed.(I'm not sure if this is only at the Harbor or all of Hong Kong). By 1859 the first project was finished. Since the 1990's the government has been concerned about having more reclamation take place as public concern about the further destruction of one of Hong Kong's most valuable resources, Victoria Harbor, is an issue. Disneyland Resort, the International Airport and the old Kai Tak Airport were all built on reclaimed land. Also some of the new towns like Tuen Mun, Tai Po, Shatin, Ma On Shan, West Kowloon, Kwun Tong and Tseung Kwan O were mostly built on reclaimed land.
|Fill being hauled in.|