Broken promise on noisy work

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 April, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 April, 1996, 12:00am

I agree with C. Ma's letter headlined 'Appalled by noise pollution' (South China Morning Post, April 17).

In its wisdom, the laughably misnamed Environmental Protection Department (EPD) granted a licence to have work carried out inshore at Stanley Bay between 7am and 11pm, 365 days a year.

After numerous complaints by residents, promises were made not to allow work to begin before 8am, but these promises have been broken. Work has since started at 6.45am: employees shouting, loud diesel engines, clanking equipment.

When will short-term financial concerns stop trampling on the public interest? CLIVE RIGBY Stanley