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  1. Business - Companies

    Retailers plan Bangladesh factory inspections under safety pact

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 01:23pm by Reuters

    ... retailers has finalised a plan to conduct coordinated inspections of factories in Bangladesh in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the Rana Plaza disaster that killed 1,129 people in April. ... Every factory will undergo an initial inspection within the next nine months, with repairs initiated where necessary and a process put in place to allow companies or workers to report problems ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Fire inspection of 6,500 buildings near hawker stalls planned

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 03:52pm by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The Hong Kong government will launch a fire safety inspection operation of 6,500 buildings near hawker stalls this summer, Acting Chief Executive Carrie Lam ... summer, the Buildings Department and the Fire Services Department will launch a joint operation to inspect 6,500 old residential blocks, or blocks with mixed housing and commercial uses,” Lam ...

  3. News - China - CONSTRUCTION

    Shenzhen construction on hold after alert over cheap sand in concrete

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by HUIFENG HE

    ... He Huifeng in Shenzhen and Olga Wong Work on highest tower suspended after report of developers using cheap sea sand in concrete Shenzhen building alert Work on hold in Shenzhen building safety alert Several major property projects in Shenzhen- including what will be the city's highest building- have been ordered to suspend construction after CCTV reported that concrete used ...

  4. News - China - YAAN EARTHQUAKE

    Xi Jinping in surprise inspection of Sichuan quake towns

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... month's magnitude 7 earthquake, meeting survivors and inspecting reconstruction work at a Hong Kong-funded school building. It was his first visit to Lushan county in Yaan, the epicentre ... officials, including Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli , walked in. After a boy said spoke of how he wanted to be an architect to design buildings that would survives earthquakes, Xi praised the pupils ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong buildings still unsafe after Fa Yuen fire

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Yet the government has so far checked only two-thirds of the 9,000 old composite buildings during a two-phase inspection programme. More than half of them were found to have problems, ... It is good that the government appears to be getting serious in the wake of the Fa Yuen Street fire. The pledge to step up inspections of the remaining 6,500 buildings, along with a HK$230 million ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SAFETY

    Lift inspections to be stepped up after accident

    Posted Mar 05th 2013, 12:00am by PHILA SIU AND JOHNNY TAM

    ... Phila Siu and Johnny Tam Poorly rated contractors will face more checks and ratings system will be reviewed following North Point elevator accident, department says Lift inspections to be stepped up The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) has pledged to step up its inspections of lifts maintained by contractors on the bottom rung of its performance rating system. ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Uniqlo owner won’t sign Bangladesh safety pact

    Posted May 28th 2013, 10:35am by Reuters

    ... like Sweden’s H&M and Spain’s Inditex, owner of the Zara brand, in signing the pact, Fast Retailing will improve disaster preparedness and building inspections at its partner factories ... fashion brands, for now will not sign a legally binding safety pact for factories in Bangladesh, preferring to ramp up its own inspections, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. In April, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BUILDING COLLAPSE

    No sign of concrete action since To Kwa Wan tragedy

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Joyce Man

    ... Lo Wei and Joyce Man Department won't say if it has made any of the recommended changes to its inspection regime No sign of concrete action since To Kwa Wan tragedy The Buildings ... of the collapse. But Wan found in an inspection in November 2009 that the building did not pose an immediate danger. Chan's suggestion was not adopted by the department, which quoted government ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SAFETY

    Landlords neglect duty to prevent killer landslides

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... a quarter of landlords ordered to repair their man-made slopes in the past three years have not done so, Buildings Department figures show. More than 760 orders are still pending and the department ... public awareness of the dangers. The CEDD urged private owners to inspect and complete any maintenance work on slopes as soon as possible ahead of the onslaught of the rainy season. Over 75 per ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ILLEGAL STRUCTURES

    Relax rules on illegal structures for older buildings, surveyors say

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... structures should be relaxed for old buildings, say surveyors who expect to find many such structures in these buildings when mandatory inspections are carried out. The Hong Kong Institute ... in the Mandatory Building Inspection Scheme, in which buildings more than 30 years old must be inspected. Institute vice-president Vincent Ho Kui-yip said the lowered standard for old buildings would apply ...




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