KanHan Provides Website Development for Environment Bureau

(Hong Kong, 31 March 2014)

Environment Bureau (ENB) has been playing a proactive role on examining sustainable environmental protection policy in order to benefit the Hong Kong citizens from a high quality living environment and build Hong Kong into a modern and livable city. Following the “Use less, Waste less. Don’t be a Big Waster!” campaign, ENB targeted to provide more comprehensive and useful information to the public by web development.

As a veteran of government website project, KanHan Technologies Limited (KanHan) was accredited by ENB to create an interactive and pragmatic website, using information technology to disseminate news and collect public opinions.


Website Development

The website presents users a contemporary and user-friendly design with a high level of accessibility (http://www.enb.gov.hk/). It provides up-to-date news, event calendar and videos/audio clips to the public. Moreover, the website supplies a variety of resources ranging from publications to useful links as well as business & job opportunities. ENB’s website also adopts KanHan’s HanWEB Server for translating Simplified Chinese.  Changing the existing website is not necessary for HanWEB Server.  All maintenance and updates, including content, design and programming, are only made in one version. In terms of website accessibility, the website is professionally developed to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA catering for the needs of persons with disabilities accessing the web.


Mobile Site Development

With the thriving trend of smart phone and tablet, developing a mobile site is an essential action to take particularly for government websites. Therefore, ENB incorporated a Mobile / Accessible Version for its website to allow mobile devices users to enjoy the convenience like desktop users. More importantly, it is the first time that KanHan helped government website to build a mobile site and it will gradually be applied to several government websites to bring the public the greatest extent of benefit.




Content Management System

Not only KanHan is assigned to develop the website, KanHan also helped build an integral Content Management System (CMS) which allows the administrators to upload contents effortlessly and perfectly achieve the requirements of Web Content Accessibility level. The newly developed CMS is capable of exporting static HTML pages to Office of the Government Chief Information Officer’s (OGCIO) Web Content Management System (WCMS) for web serving directly to erase the complexity of traditional content update.  Additionally, a rigorous administration access control is built to ensure the security level of the CMS.

Webpage & PDF Rectification

KanHan helped ENB’s website to rectify more than 50,000 web pages and 20,000 pages of Portable Document Format (PDF). Exploited KanHan’s expertise in PDF rectification, we applied the professional software, Adobe Acrobat Pro XI, to conduct PDF Categorization, Tagging PDF Documents etc. in order to achieve a full conformance to WCAG formed by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

PDF Rectification

(Sample of Tagging PDF Documents)


Air Quality Health Index

As ENB endeavors to promote a series of policies to improve the air quality in Hong Kong, ENB has planted stations all over Hong Kong to provide Air Quality Health Index for the public. Hence, ENB took a further step to embed this service onto several websites to benefit the public. In terms of development, KanHan designed the Air Quality Health Index displaying on the websites and ensured that the data are synchronized with the stations and deliver accurately and timely to the public.

Air Quality Health Index

Air Quality Health Index_EPD


KanHan’s one-stop website and mobile application development service has been catering for projects among various government departments, schools and companies.  The service provides, in addition to the website specific functions, a web accessibility solution and a framework for adoption of multiple communication tools and social media channels for promotional and opinion collection purposes.