Road plan approved
UTILITY companies and contractors should be penalised for not finishing excavation works within the time set by their road digging permits, legislators said.
Legco's Finance Committee meeting approved the Government's funding request for developing a computerised system to co-ordinate more efficiently road excavation activities. It will also reduce the time taken to process excavation permits from 14 to five days.
The Democratic Party's Lee Wing-tat said the system would not minimise the inconvenience caused if companies were not punished for failing to meet deadlines.