Encouraging good clean habits

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 01 May, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 01 May, 1993, 12:00am

I REFER to the letter headlined, ''Step up anti-litter campaign'' (South China Morning Post, April 10) concerning littering during Ching Ming festival and other holidays.

The Keep Hongkong Clean Campaign places emphasis on publicity, education and community involvement to effectively spread the keep clean message and encourage good clean habits among the public, especially among the younger generation. Specific areas suchas littering problems relating to various festivals have also been covered. To enhance the publicity effect, law enforcement is also stepped up during different phases of the campaign and festival periods.

In addition, more resources are deployed, if necessary, to clear the refuse from blackspots. Your correspondent may rest assured that the Keep Hongkong Clean Steering Committee will periodically review the strategies and emphasis on specific areas so as to achieve the objective of keeping Hongkong clean.

LEUNG NAI-MING SO (Cleansing) for Director of Urban Services