Long wait for repair of post-box

PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 May, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 05 May, 1995, 12:00am

MANY people say that Hong Kong is a fast-paced and efficient city.

It may well be a non-stop city, but I have doubts about its efficiency.

Maybe a damaged post-box seems a minor matter. It's not exactly on the same scale as building a new airport.

It doesn't require delicate negotiations with the mainland for something to be done, so why does the relevant government department have to wait three months to fix it? I live in Hung Shui Kiu, in Yuen Long. There is only one post-box.

Three months ago, it was damaged after a traffic accident and since then has been tilting to one side.

A notice was put up at the box asking residents to use the two nearest boxes, at Ping Shan and Lam Tei. Both are half-an-hour away.

Otherwise, if we want to post a letter, we must use the Light Rail Transit or board a KMB bus.

The notice is still there; the post-box is still tilting.

Why has the relevant department taken so long to repair it when it is so badly needed? The population of Hung Shui Kiu increases each year.

It is important that the department should be aware of this.

It should provide a post-box and even add another one to meet population changes and demands.