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    Regulation of Hong Kong's home decoration services / Hong Kong's first hydrogen double decker bus

    On Monday's Backchat, we're looking at whether home renovation services need to be regulated.

    The Consumer Council said it receives hundreds of complaints each year about renovation firms, regarding issues such as the quality of work carried out, completion times and cost disputes.
    It warned that problems can crop up right at the beginning of the process, with a lot of quotations provided by firms leaving a lot to be desired.
    To help resolve the problem, the watchdog is now suggesting the government introduce a standard quotation template, covering things such as separate costs for various materials, labour fees, payment schedules and remedies for any delays, so that potential customers can make meaningful comparisons between various renovation firms.
    How useful would such a system be? Should the industry regulate itself, or is it a job for the government?
    After 9:45am, we’ll find out more about Hong Kong’s first hydrogen-powered double decker that just hit the road today.

    9:05am-9:45am: Regulation of Hong Kong's home decoration services

    9:05am-9:20am: Gilly Wong, Chief Executive, Consumer Council

    9:20am-9:45am: Marvin Chen, Architect and Honorary President of the Hong Kong Institute of Building Inspectors 

    9:30am-9:45am: Simon Tang, Co-founder of home decoration consultancy Deco Academy and Director of the Hong Kong Decoration & Engineering Association

    9:45am-10:00am: Hong Kong's first hydrogen double decker bus

    9:45am-10:00am: Kenny So, General Manager (Engineering), Citybus 

    26/02/2024 - 足本 Full (HKT 09:05 - 10:00)

    26/02/2024 - Regulation of home decoration services

    26/02/2024 - Hong Kong's first hydrogen double decker


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