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"Keep Clean 2015@Hong Kong: Our Home" Campaign - Sai Kung village clean-up week launch ceremony (with photos)

     The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) held a launch ceremony for the village clean-up week at Ma Yau Tong Village, Tseung Kwan O, today (September 23) to enhance the cleaning of public areas in the village and call on the villagers to participate and co-operate in keeping the village clean and hygienic.

     The Acting Secretary for Security, Mr John Lee; the Vice-chairman of the Sai Kung District Council, Mr Chan Kwok-kai; the District Environmental Hygiene Superintendent (Sai Kung) of the FEHD, Mr Tse Lai-chi; the Assistant District Officers (Sai Kung), Mr Peter Kwok and Mr Frankie Wan; and the Principal Environmental Protection Officer (Regional East) of the Environmental Protection Department (EPD), Mr Kenneth Chan, participated in the event.

     Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Lee said that there are many remote villages with quite a number of inhabitants in Sai Kung District. Maintaining environmental hygiene in the villages hinges on everyone's support. Although the FEHD and other government departments have provided various services to the villages, such as garbage collection, street cleaning and pest control, the Government's efforts alone are not sufficient in view of the vast size of the rural area. He urged the villagers to work together with government departments to keep up environmental hygiene and to build a better living environment for all.

     He expressed the hope that the Sai Kung village clean-up week campaign would not only enable the villagers to enjoy the fruitful results of intensified cleaning work at the public areas in the villages, but also increase people's sense of belonging to Hong Kong.

     After the ceremony, the guests and FEHD workers conducted cleaning and pest control work in the public areas of the village. They also distributed leaflets and souvenirs to villagers to call on them to support the campaign and maintain good personal and environmental hygiene.

     During the clean-up week, the EPD will also conduct publicity and education activities to raise public awareness on proper handling of construction waste.

     Since the launch of the "Keep Clean 2015@Hong Kong: Our Home" Campaign, villages in Sai Kung, including Mang Kung Uk Village, Kau Sai San Tsuen, Tin Ha Wan Village, Boon Kin Village, Woo Mei Village, Nam Wai Tsuen, Yau Yue Wan Village and Sha Kok Mei Tsuen, have held similar clean-up weeks in support of the campaign in the past two months.

Ends/Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Issued at HKT 17:37


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