Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip today commended 100 civil servants for their outstanding work performance.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam also attended the ceremony to extend her congratulations to the award recipients and encourage them to continue to serve the public with dedication.
Addressing the Secretary for the Civil Service’s Commendation Award Presentation Ceremony 2020, Mr Nip said Hong Kong has been battered by social unrest, violent incidents and the COVID-19 epidemic in the past year, putting the Government and society, as well as the civil service and the public under tremendous pressure.
He expressed his sincere gratitude to civil servants for remaining steadfast in carrying out their duties as well as going the extra mile and making concerted efforts with each other in serving the community.
Mr Nip cited the successful completion of the Universal Community Testing Programme in September as another good example of the civil service’s concerted efforts to stabilise the situation.
The awardees came from 39 bureaus and departments, with some of them having directly participated in the anti-epidemic work.
Housing Department Senior Maintenance Surveyor Danny Cheng is one of the awardees.
When there were confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Hong Mei House in Cheung Hong Estate and over 100 tenants had to be evacuated from the building early this year, Mr Cheng and his team took immediate emergency action to inspect and repair the drain pipes of the units concerned to put the residents’ minds at ease.
Food & Environmental Hygiene Department Chief Health Inspector Leung Shu-yan is another awardee.
She led her teammates to conduct cleaning and disinfection work within a short period of time for more than 300 households with confirmed cases as well as places associated with infection clusters in Tuen Mun, thereby reducing the risk of virus transmission in the community.