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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 strategy body meets

The Tourism Strategy Committee, chaired by Secretary for Culture, Sports & Tourism Kevin Yeung, held its first meeting today.

 

Mr Yeung invited committee members' preliminary views on the formulation of the Development Blueprint for Hong Kong's Tourism Industry 2.0.

      

"The committee will focus on exploring how to steer the speedy and quality development of Hong Kong's tourism industry and foster synergy between tourism and other related sectors," he said.

      

Representatives from the Tourism Board also attended the session and reported on the city’s tourism performance in 2023 and the relevant statistics.

 

Meanwhile, the Tourism Commission introduced the Development Blueprint for Hong Kong's Tourism Industry published in 2017 and reported the various preparation work on blueprint 2.0 to the committee.


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