Praya East Reclamation Scheme
|Praya East Reclamation Scheme|
The plan was first proposed while the existing Praya Reclamation Scheme was already active in 1897. Construction did not start until 20 years later when the Royal Navy agreed to relocate the Naval hospital to Stonecutters Island.
Construction work started at the junction of present-day Hennessy Road and Johnston Road to Percival Street. The main goal was to relieve the population density in Victoria City. The project ended up expanding Central to Wan Chai.
One of the reasons for the reclamation scheme was to provide an enhanced water supply. A cross-harbour pipeline brought water all the way from the New Territories in 1930, the same year that the reclamation scheme was completed.
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