Home Affairs Department tackles hygiene black spots (with photos)

     The Home Affairs Department (HAD) said today (September 7) that the HAD and its District Offices (DOs) co-ordinated a series of cleaning operations and publicity work from July to August in support of the Government Programme on Tackling Hygiene Black Spots launched by the District Matters Co-ordination Task Force. The cleaning operations and publicity work were launched in a bid to tackle hygiene black spots and enhance community engagement for improving the cityscape of Hong Kong.
     Regarding cleaning work, DOs have conducted cleaning activities, including those in co-ordination with other departments, at over 220 hygiene black spots across the territory. DOs have also co-ordinated joint operations with relevant departments (including the Transport Department, the Highways Department, the Hong Kong Police Force and the Lands Department) to remove abandoned vehicles at 20 public back alleys. In addition, DOs have arranged cleaning services at common areas of over 500 "three-nil" buildings, in order to demonstrate good building management and promote the message of keeping buildings and the environment clean. The HAD has also stepped up regular cleaning work at venues under its management including community halls/community centres and Home Affairs Enquiry Centres, etc.
     On public education and publicity work, DOs have organised a wide range of publicity campaigns in various districts and invited district personalities such as volunteer groups to take part in these events for promoting the message of keeping Hong Kong clean. Through the publicity work, the HAD wishes to raise awareness of various street management issues and encourage the community to join hands in keeping Hong Kong clean and tidy.   
     The HAD and DOs will continue to support the Government Programme on Tackling Hygiene Black Spots and endeavor to take forward environmental improvement measures with relevant departments for building a clean and hygienic environment.  The Government appeals for the joint efforts of members of the public to enhance the city's environmental hygiene and cityscape.

Ends/Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Issued at HKT 18:00