STH inspects cleanliness of harbour (with photo)

     The Secretary for Transport and Housing, Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, inspected the cleanliness of the harbour this morning (September 30) and learnt about the cleaning measures at sea carried out by the Marine Department (MD) during the "Keep Clean 2015@Hong Kong: Our Home" Campaign.

     Accompanied by the Director of Marine, Ms Maisie Cheng, Professor Cheung took a vessel to Tsuen Wan Bay from Central to inspect the cleanliness of the harbour and learn about the MD's work in cleaning up marine refuse at foreshore areas.

     He said that, as a participating department of the "Keep Clean 2015@Hong Kong: Our Home" Campaign, the MD has enhanced cleaning in target areas with more accumulated marine refuse, and has deployed a foreshore cleaning team to strengthen clean-up measures at foreshore areas, in order to support existing cleaning work.

     Currently, the MD's marine cleaning services contractor provides more than 70 vessels of various types to conduct daily scavenging services in Hong Kong waters. To maintain the cleanliness of Hong Kong waters, staff of the MD's Pollution Control Unit perform daily patrols in the waters of various districts every day to monitor the condition of the sea surface and the contractor's performance.

Ends/Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Issued at HKT 15:01