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Provisional Construction Industry Co-ordination Board on the Internet

The Provisional Construction Industry Co-ordination Board (PCICB) will launch next Monday (March 4) a dedicated homepage on the Internet (http://www.pcicb.gov.hk/) to keep industry stakeholders and the public abreast with its work.

Information posted on the website, in both English and Chinese, is grouped under six categories. Apart from background details such as terms of reference and membership, a comprehensive set of discussion papers, summary of discussions, on-going tasks and key deliverables of the PCICB can be accessed in a convenient way.

Since the website is also intended to serve as a platform to collect public views and promote the activities and initiatives of the PCICB, visitors may issue on-line enquiries on specific issues.

Chaired by the Honourable Henry Tang, the PCICB was formed in September last year to spearhead implementation of the recommendations made by the Construction Industry Review Committee (CIRC) in its report submitted to the Chief Executive.

As a precursor of the statutory industry co-ordinating body, the PCICB seeks to spur efforts in taking forward the vast change programme recommended in the CIRC report. Furthermore, it provides a forum for key stakeholders to deliberate and generate consensus on strategic matters affecting the construction industry, as well as to communicate the industry's needs and aspirations to the Government.

Priority issues being tackled by the PCICB fall within five broad areas that include management of subcontracting, construction cost and performance indicators, employees' compensation insurance, skills development for construction workers and the statutory industry co-ordinating body.

Ends/Friday, March 1, 2002,

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