My point: Construction dust a problem

File photo of a construction site

The Government recently unveiled a $10 million Quieter Construction Fund to help construction firms cut back on noise pollution ("$10m fund to cut noise at worksites"; last Friday).

Apart from noise, the dust generated by construction work is also a problem for residents living nearby.

The dust not only necessitates frequent cleaning of homes, but also poses a health hazard as it could damage the airways and lungs if too much of it is inhaled.

Within our built-up environment, it is inevitable that construction sites will be located close to residential areas, with construction work often lasting for a few years.

Can the relevant authorities comment on what is being done to minimise dust from construction work?

Edward Lim

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