5 March 2002
KCRC welcomes ACE’s endorsement of EIA Report on Spur Line
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) today (Tuesday) welcomed the endorsement by the Advisory Council on the Environment (ACE) of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report on the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line.
A KCRC spokesman said, "It is very encouraging to receive the support of the ACE on the combined tunnel and viaduct scheme of the Spur Line which is urgently needed to relieve the growing congestion at Lo Wu.
"Under the statutory process of the EIA Ordinance, we are now awaiting the decision of the Director of Environmental Protection (DEP) on the EIA report and our application for an environmental permit.
"The Corporation is committed to implementing fully the conditions DEP may attach to the permit and commencing construction as soon as the project receives authorization from the Chief Executive in Council, " the spokesman said.