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  1. Lift plunge caused by build-up of chemical particles, inquiry finds

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung A rare build-up of chemical particles in a counterweight frame caused a lift to plunge with a man trapped inside on a Sheung Shui estate last month, an inquiry found. ... The department said the incident was 'extremely rare' and there had been no previous reports of such a build-up in Hong Kong or overseas. Lo Kok-keung, an engineer with Polytechnic ...

  2. 4 clubs caught in fire-safety blitz

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Four karaoke nightclubs in old buildings have been prosecuted for lacking operating permits, the government has said. The clubs were caught in a safety inspection held following ... built before 1987. The inspections by a taskforce from the fire services, home affairs, environmental hygiene and buildings departments were continuing. 'The officers will complete ...

  3. Watchdog slams fire services for lax enforcement

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip The Office of the Ombudsman has criticised the Fire Services Department for inefficient management and failing to inspect premises where serious deficiencies in fire equipment have been reported. He also criticised it for a very low rate of surprise checks on premises. The department inspected an average of only six out of 10 premises reported to have defective fire ...

  4. 25 manufacturing plants to undergo inspection

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Ng Yuk-hang and Martin Wong Twenty-five drug plants in the city would be inspected and the government would consider reviewing the regulatory system to ensure safety amid the drug-contamination scare, a health official said yesterday. All drug makers with Department of Health 'good manufacturing practice' (GMP) accreditation would be inspected to check their ability ...

  5. 10 fire warnings issued as safety checks start

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... two firefighters- that safety equipment in all karaoke venues in old buildings would be inspected within a month. The alarm No5 fire, which broke out in a nightclub on the mezzanine floor ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong Ten fire safety warnings were issued yesterday on the first day of a month-long inspection during which more than 100 karaoke bars in old residential-commercial ...

  6. Drug in pigs exposes evils in supply chain

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at several farms in Henan. And because of inspection loopholes, bribes allowed farmers to get approval papers- without any tests for Clenbuterol- and see their pigs go to market in Nanjing. They were ... in advance when a provincial-level inspection team or one from another province comes,' one pig farmer told an undercover CCTV reporter. 'County level inspectors only ask us to submit pig ...

  7. Beijing orders lower level officials to stamp out construction graft

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of building a harmonious society'. In the next two years, the statement said, officials at all levels of government would be ordered to start inspecting all construction projects under their watch to ensure none of these problems would be repeated. It said an inspection team comprising officials from many ministries would tour the country to check the results of the inspections ...

  8. Kitchens at centre of shabby flats row

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Quinton Chan

    ... to have smoke detectors and sprinklers. The Buildings Department said staff inspected one of the flats yesterday and found no illegal alteration works done so far. 'The department will continue to contact other flat owners to inspect more flats. Should any unauthorised building works be found, we will take appropriate action,' it said in a press release. It added ...

  9. Mid-Levels tower gets partial refund on HK$220,000 water bill

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... a complaint last month. This came after the South China Morning Post on June 26 reported that the building management of Phase 1 of Cliffview Mansions on Conduit Road blamed the department's slow response to its inquiry about the higher water bills. It held the department responsible for delayed pipe inspections and repairs of pipes, and a mammoth HK$220,000 bill over two years. ...

  10. Building social capital

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... secretary will materialise only if the government takes the lead in bringing various sectors together to build a society with hope and compassion. Anthony Cheung Bing-leung is an executive ...




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