The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (March 27) received the final report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Construction Works at and near the Hung Hom Station Extension under the Shatin to Central Link (SCL) Project.
Mrs Lam thanked the Chairman and Commissioner of the Commission, Mr Michael Hartmann, and Commissioner of the Commission Professor Peter Hansford for their dedicated efforts in completing the inquiry and preparing the final report on the expanded inquiry scope.
The Government will carefully study the final report, and will consult the Department of Justice on the manner of the publication of the final report and other relevant matters. The Government will publish the report in an appropriate manner once a decision is made.
The Commission was appointed on July 10, 2018, to inquire into the steel reinforcement fixing works and any other works which raised public safety concerns in respect of the diaphragm wall and platform slab construction works at the Hung Hom Station Extension under the MTR Corporation Limited's Contract No. 1112 under the SCL Project. The Chief Executive in Council approved on February 19, 2019, an expansion of the terms of reference of the Commission to cover the construction works at the North Approach Tunnels, the South Approach Tunnels and the Hung Hom Stabling Sidings under the same works contract and related matters. The Commission submitted an interim report on the original terms of reference to the Chief Executive on February 25, 2019, and the interim report, redacted as necessary given legal considerations, was released to the public on March 26, 2019.
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