Clarifying department's role
I refer to the 50th anniversary of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) supplement (South China Morning Post, October 30).
In the supplement we stated that 'EMSD staff designed and installed mini air pumps and flagpoles at the Convention Centre to ensure that the flags at last year's handover ceremony would fly properly'. This requires clarification.
Throughout the handover period, our department provided overall professional advice and technical support to the Government regarding engineering systems and installations inside the Convention Centre. But, works were carried out by various consultants and contractors. In this case, it was Caribiner International, the event organiser which was responsible for the concept, design and implementation of the flagpoles with wind power to ensure the flags flew properly.
FRANK CHAN Public Relations Manager Electrical and Mechanical Services Department