The independent audit panel (the Panel) appointed pursuant to recommendations in the Interim Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Construction Works at and near the Hung Hom Station Extension under the Shatin to Central Link Project has completed an independent follow-up audit on the implementation progress of the various recommended measures in the Commission's Interim Report. An audit report was submitted to the Chief Executive on May 26 and uploaded to the Transport and Housing Bureau website (www.thb.gov.hk/eng/psp/publications/transport/studies/index.htm) today (June 3).
The Commission made 58 recommendations in its Interim Report to promote public safety and assurance on quality of works. Regarding the full implementation of these recommendations, the Panel is of the view that 14 have been reached and 42 are with satisfactory progress, whereas the remaining two have also made progress.
The Secretary for Transport and Housing, Mr Frank Chan Fan, expressed his deep appreciation for the work of the Chairman of the Panel, Mr Wong Kwai-huen, and the Members of the Panel, Professor Lo Hong-kam and Mr Chan Chi-chiu. Relevant bureaux and departments will continue to follow up on the recommendations.
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