Hong Kong’s Aggressive Construction company loses license

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Chinese contractor Aggressive Construction Engineering has lost its licence to operate in the region as the result of a death on site in 2022.

Aggressive was due to have its licence to operate in the construction sector renewed in December, but instead it will be revoked on 16 November.

The company, which has five projects under construction, will be able to apply for renewal in the future, according to the South China Morning Post.

The decision to revoke was made after interviews with the company, after which the Contractors Registration Committee (CRC) deemed Aggressive to be “unable to provide adequate safety measures”.

Clarice Yu, Hong Kong’s director of buildings, said: “The interviews focused on the authorised signatories’ abilities and their competence in site supervision and also in safety management matters.

“The CRC asked them questions surrounding and related to these subjects and they needed to demonstrate that they had the knowledge and abilities to implement effective measures. The application was refused.”

Bernadette Linn, Hong Kong’s secretary for development, said the government had a “multi-pronged” approach to companies that endanger the lives of their workers, including prosecution, disciplinary action against individuals, licence removal and debarment from public tenders.

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