Environmental Division is one of the largest Divisions of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). By the end of March of 2011, the membership of the Division is 4,803. The aim of the division is the advance the objectives of the Institution and more specially the Division is to promote the general advancement of science technology and practice of the Division and encourage and foster a spirit of friendly collaboration amongst its member and with members of similar institutions, societies or other professional bodies.
Ir C F Lam is the immediate past chairman of HKIE Environmental Division who is working in Environmental Protection Department (“EPD”) responsible for enforcing pollution control laws and ordinance. He is also a part0time lecturer of the course “Executive Diploma in Green Management for Corporates” in HKU SPACE
According to EPD’s website, “Legal controls on polluters have existed for several decades in Hong Kong, but it was not until the EPD was established in 1986 that these controls were strengthened and fully applied. There are now laws to deal with all types of air, noise, water and waste pollution for actives such as construction work, operating restaurants or factories, listening to loud music in your home, raising livestock driving a motor vehicle or exporting waste. These laws encourage operators not to pollute, and to enable offenders to be punished.”
Ir Lam will give our members an overview of the legal controls on polluters by EPD and the Environmental Ordinance in Hong Kong including those related to the construction industry