July 27, 2012
“Drainage Services Department” Outstanding: Repelling the Flooding of Typhoon No. 10
Typhoon Vicente ordered Hong Kong to issue the first No. 10 typhoon signal in 13 years, and it also brought heavy rain to Hong Kong. After the heavy rain overnight, Hong Kong was generally not threatened by flooding, and Haiwei Street in Sheung Wan, which has always been a flooding black spot, did not experience flooding. On the contrary, Beijing experienced heavy rains last weekend, the city of Beijing turned into the Beijing Sea, and the whole city was flooded, causing huge economic losses.
Hong Kong can survive the threats posed by natural disasters, thanks to the outstanding performance of the Drainage Services Department. The outstanding performance of the Drainage Services Department depends on the comprehensive management system in the organization. Quality Management Consultants Limited (TQM) has been assisting the Drainage Services Department to improve its management system and successfully obtained the ISO 9001 quality management system and ISO 14001 environmental management system certifications. Recently, it has established the OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management system.
Hong Kong is one of the world’s three major financial cities: Port Nurem, and outstanding government agencies such as the Drainage Services Department have contributed.
The situation of Hai Mei Street in Sheung Wan, which was often flooded in the past, has been greatly improved.
After the heavy rain, the flooding situation in Beijing city was serious, and the water has not been able to retreat for a long time.