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Half-marathon length city spot check by Deputy Chief Secretary finds hygiene much improved

A spot check of Hong Kong Island streets has found much better cleanliness, Deputy Chief Secretary Warner Cheuk Wing-hing said after he walked a 21-kilometer distance from Shau Kei Wan to Sai Wan.
Writing on his Facebook on Wednesday, Cheuk said he walked for 4.5 hours yesterday to inspect the cleanliness of the streets on the Island side, covering a distance of 21km from Main Street East in Shau Kei Wan to Smithfield Road in Sai Wan.

The top official said he found plenty of improvements in the street conditions.

Cheuk noted minimal litter on the streets, with significantly fewer cigarette buds, chewing gum stains, and sewage stains. There were also no overflowing rubbish bins and much less trash being chucked next to them during his inspection, he said.

“Apart from Chun Yeung Street and Bowrington Road, most of the streets can be well accessed, whereas several black spots of shop front extensions such as on Kam Wa Street and Shing On Street have seen significant improvements,” he wrote.

He specifically praised the hard work done by staffers of the Eastern District Environmental Hygiene Office for keeping the district exceptionally clean.

Meanwhile, Cheuk stressed the inspection yesterday was totally random and was decided on the same day, which could reflect the actual condition of the streets.

The Deputy Chief Secretary revealed he will conduct another spot check on the Kowloon side coming Sunday, but the location and time will remain confidential.
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