Architectural Services Department's response to media enquiries

In response to media enquiries regarding the Tamar Development yesterday (August 16), the Architectural Services Department (ArchSD) gives the following response:

The construction works for the footbridges across Harcourt Road are still in progress. In accordance with the usual work sequence, the Contractor will carry out point welding for fixing the construction elements in place and for adjusting the levels before full welding is carried out. Regarding the construction of the concerned footbridge, ArchSD will carry out further investigation and inspection.

ArchSD will carry out the completion inspections in strict accordance with the required procedures.

As in all other government projects, building safety is of top most priority. ArchSD will strictly implement quality control on the construction works; and will not accept any works found not in compliance with the required standards.

Ends/Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Issued at HKT 00:46