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FEHD unable to issue Temporary Places of Public Entertainment Licence for music event

     A spokesman for the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) said today (April 28) that as the organiser of a music event, to be held between April 28 and May 7 at Central Harbourfront Event Space, Lung Wo Road, Central, has yet to comply with the relevant fire safety requirements, the FEHD has not been able to issue a Temporary Places of Public Entertainment Licence (TPPEL) for the event.

 @@The FEHD, upon receipt of the relevant licence application, processed the application and consulted the relevant government departments in accordance with the established procedures, as well as maintaining communication with the organiser with regard to the views of various departments. The FEHD and relevant departments inspected the event venue yesterday (April 27) and today. The venue facilities have yet to comply with the fire safety requirements.

 @@According to the Places of Public Entertainment Ordinance (Cap. 172A), a TPPEL must be obtained from the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene if a public entertainment event will take place on a temporary basis, and the relevant requirements on fire safety, structures, electricity and crowd management must be complied with. An offender shall be liable on conviction to a maximum fine of $25,000 and six months' imprisonment, plus a daily fine of $2,000.
     In view of the fact that the event will be held this evening, the FEHD has advised the organiser to make appropriate arrangements. The FEHD will continue to follow up on the licence application matters with relevant departments and the organiser concerned.

Ends/Thursday, April 28, 2016
Issued at HKT 19:43


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