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  • Sep 2, 2014
  • Updated: 5:44pm

Living in a rubbish dump

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 September, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 September, 1999, 12:00am
 

I wonder if the various Keep Hong Kong Clean advertisements on television are taken seriously.


If 'Cleanliness begins at home' then our surroundings and neighbourhoods should be kept clean. But look at the state of our wholesale vegetable and meat markets. The Urban Council Market in Yau Ma Tei is worth mentioning. Plastic bags, disposable items, blood from raw meat and fish are all over the place. It is difficult to walk without stepping in it.


Even the small vendors at Kimberley Road (Tsim Sha Tsui) have forgotten about hygiene - their shops are not cleaned for days. All we talk about is air pollution and cleaning up Victoria Harbour. What about the rubbish dump that surrounds us and the foul smell it emits all day long? I suggest authorities make surprise checks on such vendors and advise them that they will spread diseases if they don't keep their shops clean.


People need to be educated about personal hygiene and sanitation. A clean and Green Hong Kong should not be a dream but a reality.


NEENA ASWANI Tsim Sha Tsui

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