The Buildings Department launched Building Safety Week 2015 today to enhance public awareness of building safety and to foster a building care culture.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Secretary for Development Paul Chan said building safety is a complicated matter involving different issues which will worsen, as buildings in Hong Kong age, if not properly dealt with.
The Government has implemented measures covering legislation, enforcement, assistance to owners in need and public education to enhance building safety, he said.
Mr Chan said property owners have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their buildings. They should manage and maintain their properties properly to improve the living environment and to safeguard public safety.
The event runs from today to March 20 at the Polytechnic University’s Jockey Club Innovation Tower.
Programmes include a carnival, a 3D mapping show, exhibition, workshops and seminars.
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