Department shows firm commitment to quality

PUBLISHED : Friday, 20 March, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 20 March, 1998, 12:00am

MESSAGE I congratulate the Civil Engineering Department on achieving ISO 9001 certification of its services in the design and construction of engineering projects.

The certification covers the areas of slope safety, land formation and port development.

In undertaking the policy programmes which underpin the Chief Executive's Policy Address last October, the Works Bureau and its departments are fully committed to continue building and maintaining high-quality facilities for the community.

The award of the ISO 9001 certification to the Civil Engineering Department last year has demonstrated its clear commitment in providing quality services to meet Hong Kong needs.

The Civil Engineering Department is the lead department for ensuring slope safety and for the development of the port and its facilities.

It also plays a key role in the provision of land and infrastructure for housing and educational uses.

The department also collaborates with other government departments to provide a better future for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

It is the policy of the Works Bureau to require the contractors and consultants of major public works projects to obtain ISO 9000 certification.

I am pleased to see that the works departments have undertaken to achieve ISO certification of their services. This is healthy and encouraging.

While contractors and consultants are required to have their services certified as a prerequisite for undertaking government projects, certification of our works departments' services is a major step in completing the 'quality circle'. I trust this quality initiative will thrive so as to help us to progress into the 21st century.

I would like to take this opportunity to compliment all those in the Civil Engineering Department for their hard work and dedication in achieving the ISO 9001 certification. I wish them every success.

H. S. KWONG, Secretary for Works