Mail staff sufficiently informed
I REFER to the letter headlined ''Mail staff not informed'' (South China Morning Post, July 24).
On July 3 and 4, the Civil Aid Services (CAS) on the request of the Hong Kong Tourist Association, provided crowd control duties at the East Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront for the International Dragon Boat Races. We guarded the entrances/exits and boundaries at the race venue to prevent unauthorised entry.
On July 3, some people who said they were International Mail Centre (IMC) staff attempted to pass the pedestrian bridge near the Holiday Inn Harbour View Hotel. They were stopped by our members and directed to use the other route via the KCR pedestrian tunnel, because the bridge was sealed off. We apologise for any inconvenience.
CAS members were also at the KCR pedestrian tunnel at the end nearer the IMC, to advise the general public not to go further unnecessarily as the seafront near the IMC had been sealed off. Notice to this effect was also posted in the pedestrian tunnel. However, people who had business with the IMC and other establishments in this area, including staff of the IMC, etc, were allowed to pass if they could show some proof.
The car-parking spaces outside the IMC were cancelled on July 3 and 4, but the road in this area remained open. I also understand that the Tourist Association had informed the IMC of the Dragon Boat Races this year.
TSANG KWOK-KEUNG for Chief Staff Officer Civil Aid Services