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CE convenes inter-departmental meeting on Kap Shui Mun Bridge incident

     A Government spokesman said today (October 24) that the Government has attached great importance to a collision incident at Kap Shui Mun Bridge last night which led to a two-hour emergency closure of the bridge and suspension of the Airport Express services. Relevant departments have adopted swift response measures. The Director of Highways and the Deputy Commissioner for Transport also held a press conference to report on the incident.

     The Chief Executive and the Secretary for Transport and Housing convened an inter-departmental meeting this morning to learn more about the latest situation from the representatives of the Transport Department (TD), the Highways Department and the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), and discuss the follow-up actions.

     Follow-up actions on various fronts include:

- The Highways Department will carry out more detailed inspection to ensure the safety of the bridge;

- The Transport and Housing Bureau, the TD, the AA, the MTR Corporation Limited and relevant government departments will draw experience from the incident to further improve emergency response arrangements; and

- The Marine Department and the Police will investigate into the incident and ascertain the relevant liabilities.

Ends/Saturday, October 24, 2015
Issued at HKT 12:33


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