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  1. Housing chief vows tough action on building inspections

    Posted Oct 25th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Owners who fail to comply with mandatory building inspections will not escape criminal liability by simply passing the buck to incorporated owners' committees, the housing ... inspections should be shared among the flat owners of private buildings. 'We will make [this] clear when we draw up legislation which deals with private flat owners who refuse to take action ...

  2. Building inspection debate near

    Posted Sep 22nd 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan A consultation document on a long-delayed scheme for mandatory building inspections will be issued in the next few weeks, a senior official said. Permanent Secretary for Housing, ... management and maintenance, and this will be the direction the government is heading,' she told a seminar. The building inspection scheme is aimed at solving maintenance problems in old ...

  3. Compulsory inspections for private buildings 30 or older

    Posted Oct 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Norma Connolly

    ... for mandatory inspections of their buildings under a series of measures proposed by the government to improve the condition of the city's ageing housing stock. Unveiling the proposals yesterday, ... Eventually, buildings that are 10 years or older may be required to have inspections. Hong Kong has 1,700 inspectors authorised to carry out checks on buildings. Those owners who fail to comply ...

  4. Building inspections move closer

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu, Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani and Elaine Wu The possibility of mandatory inspections for older buildings will be put to the public this year, with a draft bill expected to be ready in 15 months. ... for Housing, Planning and Lands Michael Suen Ming-yeung said yesterday the majority of respondents accepted that it was property owners' ultimate responsibility to look after their buildings ...

  5. Falling windows spark inspections in 100 old flats

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... window inspections mandatory every five to seven years and another by the Buildings Department to ban the hanging of laundry on windows. ... Winnie Yeung and Stefanie Leung Windows in about 100 old flats will be inspected by the Housing Society this week amid a spate of accidents involving falling frames. Wong Kit-loong, ...

  6. Langham cinema gets fire inspection, and court date

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Fire services inspectors will check the UA Langham cinema in Mongkok today, which has failed to meet fire and building safety rules while operating without a licence. The Food ... had not submitted documents on the ventilation system and seat material. 'We are still waiting for the operator to submit their report on ventilation, and then we will inspect the system ...

  7. One in 25 buildings don't meet standards: survey

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Hong Kong. The buildings, mostly single blocks averaging 28 years old located in Mong Kok, Yau Ma Tei and Tsim Sha Tsui, were surveyed and inspected by researchers from the Department ... centre next year in response to the government's proposal of mandatory building inspections. 'The centre will offer training to those carrying out building inspections and set out ...

  8. Shoddy materials found on building sites

    Posted Dec 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... proportion of Hong Kong owners. The Guangdong Provincial Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision said it had inspected 164 batches of construction material from 33 developments and found about 10 per cent of the building products failed to meet standards. The bureau said inspectors looked at the quality of rolled steel, cement and decoration materials destined for the developments ...

  9. US defence official due for talks to build trust

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... The report said deputy political department commissar Lieutenant-General Sun Zhongtong had been appointed director of the discipline inspection department. US administration sources told Kyodo ...

  10. Wen lays down priorities in rooting out cadre corruption

    Posted Feb 18th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... officials.' He also listed the supervision of government investment, land market regulation and financial management reform as priorities in building a clean government. To prevent officials from ... earlier this week, Wu Guanzheng, secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, said more than 164,000 cadres, including 15 at the ministerial level, had been disciplined last year ...




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