Lack of awareness for conservation body

PUBLISHED : Monday, 29 October, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 29 October, 2007, 12:00am

More than 45 per cent of people polled said they were not aware of the existence of the Antiquities and Monuments Office (AMO) under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, a survey on the development of heritage conservation in Hong Kong conducted by the University of Southern Queensland this month revealed. Some 77 per cent of the 552 people polled agreed that the AMO should be turned into an independent body to oversee conservation matters. Just over half of the respondents said they were satisfied with the work of the AMO, while 30 per cent said they were not satisfied.