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Registered minor works contractor and its authorized signatory ordered by disciplinary board to have their names removed from register for four months
     The Registered Contractors' Disciplinary Board has completed a disciplinary inquiry and decided that a registered minor works contractor (RMWC) and its authorized signatory (AS) should be disciplined for misconducting themselves in carrying out unauthorised building works.
     The Board's decision and order made on January 17, 2020, was published in the Gazette today (July 31). Details are available at the following link: www.gld.gov.hk/egazette/pdf/20202431/egn202024314284.pdf
     The Board ordered the names of the RMWC and its AS to be removed from the minor works contractors' register kept under section 8A(1)(c) of the Buildings Ordinance (BO) for four months, with effect from the date of the above Gazette, and the RMWC and its AS should pay about $88,500, being the relevant costs of the Board and the Buildings Department (BD) for the disciplinary inquiry.
     The RMWC and its AS erected a rooftop structure in Sai Kung North, New Territories, around October 2012 without having first obtained approval and consent from the BD, contravening section 14(1) of the BO.
     A spokesperson for the BD reiterated that a registered contractor and its AS may be disciplined if they misconduct themselves in building works, contravening the provision of the BO.
Ends/Friday, July 31, 2020
Issued at HKT 11:00
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