Office of Municipal Affairs launches five-month clean-up campaign on previously locked buildings

The Municipal Affairs Bureau removed a total of 1.5 tonnes of trash from low-rise buildings once locked down as code red areas for pandemic prevention as part of a five-month community clean-up campaign launched this month.

The initiative targeted a number of clusters of buildings in the northern district which was once under lockdown, and where households and associations reported various persistent hygiene issues.

“Although IAM cleared a large amount of garbage from controlled buildings listed as code red areas during the anti-epidemic period, a lot of miscellaneous objects and garbage again piled up in the common areas of the buildings. , such as courtyards, platforms and under stairs, soon after buildings were released from lockdown,” the IAm said.

This has led the IAM to send staff to spray disinfectants in common areas of buildings, clean stairs and handrails and other facilities, clean up garbage and wash down public pathways around buildings with jets of water. high pressure.

In the next five months, this campaign will aim to raise public awareness of community cleaning and public hygiene protection, and jointly build a strong front of epidemic prevention through cleaning and disinfection. continuously reinforced public pathways and facilities, key hygienic screening and preventative cleaning. and disinfection of low-rise buildings.

Melissa C. Keyes