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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

Youth programme launched

Secretary for Home & Youth Affairs Alice Mak officiated at a kick-off ceremony for the YDC Youth Ambassadors Programme 2024 today.

 

Sixty youth ambassadors will participate in a multifaceted training programme aimed at enhancing their understanding of sustainability and sustainable development in various sectors and industries, and laying a solid foundation for them to engage in public policy discussions, community building and public affairs in the future.

 

Addressing the ceremony, Miss Mak stressed that Hong Kong is a place full of opportunities, one where people with different abilities and ambitions can unleash their strengths and pursue their dreams.

 

She expressed her hope that the programme will identify and nurture more young aspirational talent with a sense of responsibility.

 

She added that she has full confidence in the future of Hong Kong and its young people, and encouraged the youth ambassador cadets to unleash their full potential, further integrate into overall national development, contribute to Hong Kong and the country, and tell the good stories of Hong Kong.

 

Click here for the details of the programme.


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