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  1. Law on building inspections being drafted

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The government was drafting legislation for a mandatory building inspection scheme and a mandatory window inspection scheme to require private building owners to check their buildings and windows regularly, Secretary for Development Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said yesterday. ...

  2. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Top food maker, Fudan University flagged up in graft inspection tour

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 01:36pm by Keira Lu Huang, LAURA ZHOU

    ... Keira Lu Huang and Laura Zhou Graft-busters release inspection tour findings The mainland's anti-graft watchdog has published discoveries made from five on-site investigations in its first round of inspections for the year, which covered 10 provinces, regions and municipalities. Disciplinary breaches and potential corruption issues were found in Gansu, Henan and Liaoning, ...

  3. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin skis slopes of Sochi on inspection tour of Olympic venues

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 02:26am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Putin checks out the slopes of Sochi Russian President Vladimir Putin began inspecting Winter Olympic venues in the Black Sea resort of Sochi yesterday, five weeks before ... glasses and a helmet. He and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also met surprised athletes and inspected hotels in the city. Putin's spokesman said he would check out all venues "in ...

  4. More funding urged to speed up building safety inspections

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

    ... Martin Wong The fire risks of many old buildings makes them 'time bombs', and more funds should be earmarked for inspecting them in the wake of Sunday's fatal Mong Kok fire, according to local politicians. Meanwhile, a Security Bureau spokesman said that fire safety equipment in all karaoke venues in old buildings would be inspected within a month. He said action would ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Public split over building inspections

    Posted Jan 17th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan The public appears to be evenly divided over a proposed mandatory building inspection scheme, according to a government consultation. A key criticism was the lack of government ... and loans. The government will study different means carefully.' Under the mandatory inspection scheme, buildings more than 30 years old must be inspected every seven years. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Mandatory inspection of buildings urged

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Building inspection and maintenance should be made mandatory if the government is determined to resolve the problem of the upkeep of properties, a legislator said yesterday. Lau ... and maintenance should be a mandatory measure, the same logistic as car owners taking their vehicles for inspection and paying the bills. It makes no sense asking the government to pay for building ...




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