The report presents statistics on the average daily wages of 33 selected occupations for construction site workers engaged in public sector construction projects, which are compiled based on data contained in GF527 returns provided to the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) by various government works departments. GF527 is an administrative return for reporting site labour deployment and wage rates for construction works by main contractors of public sector construction projects. According to the instructions issued by the Development Bureau, contractors should be responsible for the accuracy of the data entered while site supervisory staff of the works departments concerned should check and sign the returns submitted by contractors before delivering the returns to C&SD via their project offices. C&SD's role in the exercise is to consolidate the data received to compute and disseminate statistics on average daily wages for the selected occupations.
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