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Kai Tak site accident being probed

The Government expressed that it is highly concerned about an accident involving the collapse of a bamboo scaffold at a Kai Tak construction site today in which two workers were killed and three others injured.   A preliminarily investigation by the Buildings Department (BD) found that the scaffold, measuring about 15m by 8m, fell to the ground from the external wall on the 19th floor of a building under construction.   The BD said it will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the cause of the incident, including whether the scaffold, as temporary works, complied with the Buildings Ordinance and whether the registered contractor and any related persons have properly discharged their responsibilities.   It added that if anyone is found in contravention of the ordinance, it will take follow-up actions, including instigating prosecution and referring to the Contractors Disciplinary Board for disciplinary proceedings.   The Labour Department (LD) also launched an immed

Lam Sai-hung starts Singapore trip

Secretary for Transport & Logistics Lam Sai-hung today began his visit to Singapore.

 

In the morning, Mr Lam visited a port where he had a bird’s eye view of the Pasir Panjang Terminals. He also toured an exhibition on the Tuas Port and was briefed by representatives of PSA International on the latest developments of automated port operations, energy conservation and emission reductions.

 

During a luncheon, Mr Lam shared with trade representatives his views on the developments in transport and logistics, and took the opportunity to promote Hong Kong’s strengths and business opportunities.

 

Pointing out that the COVID-19 pandemic and international landscape had made significant changes to global aviation, maritime and logistics and led to the emergence of new supply chains, he said the Transport & Logistics Bureau promulgated in late 2023 two major action plans.

 

The action plans - one on the development strategy of modern logistics and the other on maritime and ports - outlined measures based on the latest situation, with a view to supporting the sustainable development needs of Hong Kong and enhancing the long-term competitiveness of its trades.

 

Today’s itinerary also included meetings with officials from Singapore’s Maritime & Port Authority and Land Transport Authority, during which Mr Lam and the officials discussed issues of mutual concern.

 

He also interacted with local trade representatives to learn about Singapore's business environment, in addition to shedding light on Hong Kong’s recent transport and logistics developments.


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