I REFER to the letter headlined, ''Spoiling residential area'', by Candy Tang (South China Morning Post, June 25), concerning environmental hygiene matters caused by some small industries in Wan Hon Street.
A thorough survey of the vicinity was made by staff of this department and minor signs of rodent infestation were detected outside Nos 8 and 61, Wan Hon Street. Poison baits were applied, and further rodent control measures will continue.
A special clearance operation was carried out to clear all refuse scattered on the pavement, and afterwards the street was thoroughly hosed down by a street washing wagon.
Furthermore, one shopkeeper was prosecuted on the spot for causing obstruction to our scavenging service, while verbal warnings were given to nearby shopkeepers not to place refuse and miscellaneous articles on the pavement.
We will continue to keep this location under close observation to ensure that the hygienic condition is maintained.
Should Miss Tang require further information, she is welcome to contact the Senior Health Inspector (Cleansing & Pest Control) Kwun Tong on 345 6419.
CHEUNG HING-LUI District Hygiene Superintendent (Kwun Tong) for Director of Urban Services