Government competence in action. Workers remove a tree felled by Typhoon Vicente, in July 2012. Picture: SCMP

Let’s hear it for Hong Kong government staff, more efficient and responsive than city’s complacent private firms

Call the 1823 government helpline and someone will quickly answer; don’t expect the same prompt response from Hong Kong’s private sector

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Government competence in action. Workers remove a tree felled by Typhoon Vicente, in July 2012. Picture: SCMP
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