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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

Tourism committee members named

The Government today announced the appointment of 19 members to the newly established Tourism Strategy Committee for the period from January 22, 2024, to December 31, 2025.

 

Chaired by Secretary for Culture, Sports & Tourism Kevin Yeung, the committee is tasked to provide the Government with strategic advice and foster collaboration among different stakeholders in tourism and other related sectors, thereby promoting the long-term and sustainable development of Hong Kong's tourism industry.

 

Mr Yeung welcomed prominent figures and key leaders from the tourism and other related sectors to join the committee to render strategic advice on the industry’s further development.

 

"I look forward to working closely with members of the committee and joining hands with them to enhance the speed and quality of the development of Hong Kong's tourism industry and foster synergy between tourism and other related sectors,” he said.


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