Regulatory actions against six building contractors by Housing Authority

The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Housing Authority:

     The Tender Committee of the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HA) decided today (September 30) to take regulatory actions against four building contractors (and two related companies) which were found to have been involved in the construction of 11 public rental estates where excessive lead content was found in fresh water.

     The HA will not consider any new works tenders submitted by the following six building contractors from March 1, 2015, to September 30, 2015 (i.e. seven months). They are:

* China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited (China State);
* Paul Y. General Contractors Limited (Paul Y General);
* Shui On Building Contractors Limited (Shui On);
* Yau Lee Construction Company Limited (Yau Lee);
* China Overseas Building Construction Limited; and
* Paul Y. Construction Company, Limited.

     The latter two are companies related to China State and Paul Y General respectively on the same HA list and category of contractors.

     The Tender Committee decided to remove China State, Shui On and Yau Lee from the HA's Premier League of contractors with effect from October 1, 2015.

     The Committee will further discuss the subject in the coming meeting.

Ends/Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Issued at HKT 20:09