To tackle the series of short piling
scams that had come to light since 1999, the ICAC set
up a 45-man task force on 1 February 2000 to investigate
reports of corruption involving short piles and jerry-built
construction works. The aim was to seek to begin investigations
as early as possible so that timely remedial measures
could be taken before it was too late.
The number of corruption reports received by the ICAC
concerning the construction industry dropped since 2002,
from a high of 295 reports in 2001 to 114 reports in 2007.
This significant drop of 61% indicates that positive progress
has been made in building a culture of integrity in the
|Public support and community participation
is pivotal to success in the fight against corruption.
The Community Relations Department of the ICAC provides
corruption prevention guidelines and education to
various trades and industries to enhance their ethical
standards at work. In addition, The Corruption Prevention
Department provides free corruption prevention consultancy
services to private sector organizations. For more
details, please contact us. All
information provided will be treated in the strictest