UNBEARABLE NOISE POLLUTION

PUBLISHED : Friday, 21 February, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 21 February, 2003, 12:00am
 

I am writing to complain about the slope renovation project being undertaken by the Civil Engineering Department (CED) across the street from Lok Nga Court, at 50 Chun Wah Road in Kwun Tong.


There are six apartment blocks here, three of which face the slope. For those of us who live in these buildings, the noise is sometimes unbearable.


Construction takes place from Monday to Saturday between approximately 8am and 6.30 pm. Also, there are usually a few workers at the site on Sunday for a half a day. They clean the machinery and move the steel scaffolding, which also creates a noise. While I appreciate it is very important that our slopes are kept safe, residents are finding it difficult to watch TV, or even read a book. The completion date posted at the site is November 13, so we will have to put up with this noise for most of the year.


I called the site manager to discuss the noise pollution. His number is posted on a large yellow sign in front of the construction site. He talked a lot about official policy and then said there was nothing he could do.


Hong Kong is becoming one big construction site. Given that we have pressure-filled jobs, are forced to listen to loud bus TVs and have to put up with all this construction work, it is no wonder people complain.


I would appreciate it if someone from the CED would make a site visit and offer residents some suggestions. Please, do not just quote official policy.


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