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Noise Pollution in Hong Kong

Like other large cities in the world, Hong Kong has its share of noise problems. Learn about why noise is a problem, how it is produced by construction, traffic, aircraft and other sources, and the ways in which the Government keeps it under control.

Construction Noise

Construction noise in a compact city like Hong Kong can be a significant problem. Learn about how the Environmental Protection Department is managing construction noise, the roles of construction noise permits and noise emission labels, and a code of good practice to which the Department is encouraging adherence.

Construction Noise

Traffic Noise

Traffic noise is a major problem in all large cities, but the Government has adopted various measures to tackle the problem in Hong Kong. Find information on what is being done about noise from new and existing roads, how vehicle noise is being reduced and other environmentally friendly solutions.

Traffic Noise

Aircraft Noise, Neighbourhood Noise & Noise from Commercial & Industrial Premises

Noise from aircraft and other non-construction sources is carefully managed in Hong Kong. Learn about the efforts to manage and reduce aircraft noise at one of the world's busiest airports, what is being done to control noise from domestic residences, public areas, and commercial and industrial premises, and what you can do to help.

Last review date: June 2017