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Built to Last: Sha tin Sewage Treatment Project, Hong Kong, China

Multimedia Feature | 18 April 2017
Before: ADB helped build the Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works in Hong Kong, China in the late 1970s.
After: Now expanded and serving 630,000 people.

Approved in 1976, the project was implemented to provide sewage treatment facilities to a population of 226,000 in Sha Tin and Ma On Shan. Commissioned in December 1982, the Sha Tin Sewerage Treatment Works (STSTW) was progressively expanded and now serves about 630,000 people and is the largest secondary sewage treatment works in Hong Kong, China.