NEWS Bites

Clean Air Exhibition
Helping to promote both clean air and a green lifestyle, we participated in the Clean Air Exhibition jointly organised by the Environmental Protection Department and the Environmental Campaign Committee, at the Convention and Exhibition Centre on 10 March 2002. Our booth focused on energy efficiency and our other activities such as our energy database, energy efficiency labeling schemes (EELS), renewable energy, energy efficiency registration scheme for buildings as well as water-cooled air-conditioning systems. The specially designed EELS computer games were particularly popular with our younger visitors.


The Honourable Choy So-yuk presents a certificate of appreciation to our senior engineer, Mr. Tsang Hing-wah.
A view of the advanced Vessel Traffic Centre, the nerve centre for the growing marine traffic in Hong Kong's waters.


Launch of New Vessel Traffic Services System
The first phase of the new Vessel Traffic Services System being implemented for the Marine Department was officially opened by the Chairman of the Hong Kong Port and Maritime Board, Sir Gordon Wu and the Secretary for Economic Services, Ms Sandra Lee on 1 February 2002. The new system, worth HK$226 million, will meet the growing needs and increasing marine traffic in Hong Kong's waters.

United Christian Hospital
Our Health Sector Division broke new ground when it undertook the upgrading of the electrical power supply system in the United Christian Hospital. The project included the design and construction of a new two-storey sub-station, which consisted of an 900kVA emergency generator, dual transformers with a total electrical capacity of 3,000kVA and the associated low voltage cubicle switchboard. Working as project managers for the job, we handled all the electrical and mechanical requirements and worked with a consultant for the building's design and construction. It has been a valuable experience, enhancing our knowledge of construction technology and working procedures. It will help us to handle similar jobs in the future.


Management of the United Christian Hospital and staff of Health Sector Division at the launch of the sub-station.
Staff of Municipal Sector Division at the Kai Tak E&M Complex.


Restructure of Municipal Sector Division
In line with our mission to provide customer focused services to our customers, our Municipal Sector Division merged its electrical, mechanical and air-conditioning (EMA) services and its building services (BS) into three new integrated sub-divisions, serving Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories. Hand in hand with this reorganisation, three new depots were also set up to support the new sub-divisions in each region. The move, which took place at the end of 2001, enhances work effectiveness and provides speedier and more efficient one-stop services to customers.

Multimedia Learning Centres
In December 2001, we took on the maintenance of the Multimedia Learning Centres (MMLCs) in 103 schools in Hong Kong. MMLCs, a major initiative of the HKSAR Government to promote IT in education, provide networked audio-visual, computer and Internet facilities. They promote the use of IT in schools and enhance the teaching environment. Ensuring the quality of our services in this direction, a mini Multimedia Learning System (MMLS) has been set up in a special test room for research and development, equipment testing, standby needs as well as for demonstration and training requirements.


EMSD's new mini Multimedia Learning System.
Mr. Joseph W P Wong, Secretary for the Civil Service, enjoys our model amusement park exhibit.


Customer Service Excellence Exhibition
EMSD took part in the Customer Service Excellence Award Scheme Exhibition organised by the Civil Services Bureau, at the Hong Kong Central Library in February. Promoting our Regulatory Services, our booth, featuring a model amusement park together with nine miniature rides, was one of the most popular at the event.

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