HKIA is being invited by Buildings Department to serve on the Building Safety Loan Scheme Vetting Committee under Buildings Department for the new term of two years commencing 1 January 2012. FOUR members of the Institute who are Authorized Persons will be nominated to BD.
The Building Safety Loan Scheme administered by the Buildings Department had come into operation in July 2001 providing loans to individual owners to carry out works for improving the safety of their buildings and/or private slopes. The terms of reference of Building Safety Loan Scheme Vetting Committee are :
· to process for approval / rejection of loan applications under Building Safety Loan Scheme (BSLS) in accordance with the parameters for grant of loans approved by the Finance Committee, and the operational guidelines set by the Building Safety Loan Scheme Advisory Committee and endorsed by the Director of Buildings; and
· to advise the Director of Buildings, or his delegated officer, on the approval / rejection of appeals from loan applicants of the BSLS.
The Vetting Committees will work by rotation on a regular basis to assist in the vetting of loan applications. For more details about the BSLS, please visit Buildings Department web at : http://www.bd.gov.hk/english/services/index_bsils.html
The above nomination is open to all members for registering interests for being nominated for BSLS Vetting Committee. You are advised to read the enclosed guidelines on “Nominating Members to External Government / Advisory and Statutory Bodies”. Appointed members shall provide written reports and simple summary statements to the Institute after each meeting and/ or from time to time for Board’s information and distribution to general members where appropriate.
Should you be interested in being nominated, please register your interest by completing the following reply form with your brief CV and return it to HKIA Secretariat by fax no. at 2519 6011 not later than 5:30pm of 30 September 2011 (Fri).
Board of Local Affairs
The Hong Kong Institute of Architects
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