Post-box will be re-located
I REFER to the letter headlined, 'Long wait for repair of post-box' (South China Morning Post, May 5) in which your reader Frank Fong complained about the unduly long time taken for the repair of the street posting box facility at Hung Shui Kiu and suggested an additional posting box be erected in the vicinity, to meet the increase in population.
I wish to clarify that the street posting box in question was damaged due to a traffic accident on February 16, and became tilted.
In order to safeguard the box from similar damages in future, we have decided to relocate the box further into the pavement.
This process takes longer than a normal repair as we need to consult a number of government departments, viz transport, lands, police as well as highways for the proposed relocation. I am pleased to announce that the posting box will be ready for use towards the end of this month. As for the suggestion that an additional posting box be erected, our records indicate that the posting box in Hung Shui Kiu is never more than half full. Hence, the proposed installation cannot be justified at this stage.
However, we shall continue to monitor the situation and consider additional facilities when there is a need to do so.
Your reader may also wish to know that apart from the provision of a posting box, a Mobile Post Office calls at Hung Shui Kiu at 9am to 9.40am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 9.30am to 10.15am on Tuesday and Thursday to provide postal services.
It parks at the junction of Hung Shui Kiu Main Road and Castle Peak Road, near the pedestrian subway and Treasury Court.
C. T. CHAU for Postmaster General