The Buildings Department once predicted it would take 133 years to demolish the estimated 800,000 unauthorised building works in the territory.Monday, 8 January, 2001, 12:00am
As director of the Buildings Department between 1994 and 1996, Helen Yu Lai Ching-ping caused an outcry by ordering the demolition of illegal rooftop structures which were fire hazards. She also had to deal with a number of accidents where slabs of concrete fell from old buildings causing death and injury.30 Dec 1999 - 12:00am
A taskforce is to be set up to review policies on building safety and maintenance and their enforcement.
Director of Regional Services Helen Yu Lai Ching-ping, 58 - whose job will become obsolete with the scrapping of the municipal councils - will lead the taskforce and will propose improvements to the Government.29 Dec 1999 - 12:00am
Emotions ran high as more than 1,000 graduates bade each other and their teachers farewell at a convocation ceremony.
The event, at Queen Elizabeth Stadium, marked the start of a new phase of life for students of Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China's 19 schools.8 Jun 1998 - 12:00am
The extreme sensitivities aroused by the forthcoming switch to mother-tongue teaching in secondary schools were evident in this week's accusations that the Government is wavering in its commitment to the policy.27 Sep 1997 - 12:00am
Government technical schools had an image boost the other day when students of Kwun Tong Government Technical Secondary presented a highly colourful and creative open day.
The students were active weeks ahead of the event, preparing stalls for their numerous clubs and associations.21 May 1996 - 12:00am