In time-warp

PUBLISHED : Friday, 27 June, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 27 June, 1997, 12:00am

The management or the owners of the new building on the corner of Kennedy Road and Macdonnell Road which is nearing completion, should be ashamed of the way that their building personnel/contractors are littering the street opposite with piles of rotting refuse from their lunchboxes and drink cans.

While it is annoying to have new buildings under construction, it is totally unacceptable to have the whole street and neighbourhood affected by such refuse. It is a sad fact of life that the majority of people in Hong Kong care very little for the environment. Just look at the amount of litter that you have to step over, just to get around during the day. Then there is the disgusting habit of spitting.

It must be bought to the attention of the general public that this kind of behaviour is looked upon by the rest of the world as being in a time-warp and with the handover just a few days away, the whole world will be focusing on Hong Kong. What a great message our visitors will leave with, believing that Hong Kong is one of the most dirty and un-cultured cities in the world.

I urge the Urban Council to investigate the above building site and have them clean up their act. Maybe insisting that they put out a few extra bins might encourage a few of the workers to put the rubbish where it belongs. But even so, I think that it is high time that the people of Hong Kong took a long hard look at their environment and their behaviour as we can only be judged by our actions.

We should aim for a cleaner Hong Kong.