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05 March 2020
香港工程師學會 公布學會獎項得主 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Announced the Awardees of Two Engineering Awards

(香港,2020年3月5日) 香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 欣然公布兩項學會獎項 —「名譽資深會員」及「傑出青年工程師獎」的得主,以表揚他們對學會及工程界作出的貢獻。

 

香港工程師學會名譽資深會員2020

 

為表揚對學會、工程界或於科學領域上有著貢獻或成就人士,學會設有名譽資深會員獎項,本年度獲選者為尹志田工程師。

 

尹工程師是香港電燈有限公司(港燈)董事總經理及其控股公司港燈電力投資的行政總裁,同時出任電能實業有限公司執行董事。

 

1973年,尹工程師獲得香港大學電機工程理學士學位。他是一名英國認許工程師、香港工程師學會資深會員、英國能源學會名譽資深會員,和英國工程及科技學會資深會員。

 

尹工程師擁有40多年專業工程師和香港及海外電力市場經驗。他在1978年加入港燈擔任初級工程師並逐漸發展其事業。在其事業發展初期,除了本地項目,他亦獲委派負責海外項目。在2000至2003年間,尹工程師出任澳洲配電商Powercor Australia Ltd 及 CitiPower Pty. 的行政總裁,開拓港燈的海外業務。他現時亦是數間由電能實業和長江實業旗下公司在英國、中國內地、澳洲及紐西蘭共同擁有的能源企業的董事。由擔任顧問工程師,到負責投資及代表母公司的工作歷程中,尹工程師的足跡遍及中東、日本、澳洲、更遠及英國和南美洲。

 

尹工程師一直通過其項目管理、企業發展及領導角色,致力為香港提供安全、高效率及高度可靠的電力服務。他參與過的標誌性項目,包括在1980年代初期將九龍半島和香港島的電網互相連接的跨海電纜項目。在過去數十年,尹工程師還參與了拓展港燈供電區域內的電網系統,以及完善監管制度。近年來,他領導港燈由燃煤轉為燃氣發電,以減低碳排放。

 

自從在1970年代到中東參與供電項目,尹工程師確信香港工程師透過海外的工作,能與當地分享專業技術和價值操守。尹工程師至今仍然堅守這個理念,獲得同業認可之餘,亦為他個人及其公司在過往多年於國際間取得理想的成績。

在學會事務上,尹工程師在2012至2016年擔任學會理事。他由2010至2018年出任香港工程師註冊管理局成員,2016至2018年間更擔任副主席一職。

 

在社會公職方面,尹工程師自2016年起至今擔任香港大學核數委員會成員。於2013至2019年間,他是香港特區政府推動使用電動車輛督導委員會成員。過去多年,他亦曾參與多個機電工程署和環境保護署的上訴委員會、紀律委員會和顧問小組的工作。

 

傑出青年工程師獎2020

 

學會舉辦的「傑出青年工程師獎」,旨在表揚青年工程師在工程專業、社會事務以及學會會務上的成就及貢獻。獎項評審委員透過多項審核與面試,選出本年度獎項得主黃明泰工程師。

黃明泰工程師在2008年畢業於加拿大麥克馬斯特大學土木工程系,並於2012年獲得香港大學建築項目管理碩士學位。

自2008年加入奧雅納擔任見習土木工程師,黃工程師曾參與管理大型基建項目,包括港島西雨水排放隧道、金鐘綜合車站、觀塘綫延綫及天榮站發展等。

 

黃工程師將知識和經驗帶到大灣區城市和東南亞的重要基建項目中,協助提升香港工程師的地位。他曾擔任深圳地鐵四號綫的整合設計工程師,澳門輕軌石排灣綫及菲律賓的亞洲開發銀行「Build Build Build計劃」的鐵路項目介面專家,解決當中的技術問題。此外,他亦積極推動菲律賓交通部門在項目管理方面的數位化轉型。

 

對於服務香港工程師學會及培養下一代的工程專才,黃工程師一向不遺餘力。他就讀大學時設立學會在加拿大的首個海外學生分會;在2010/2011年度獲選為「師傳計劃」成員,其後更創立「師傳薈」。他於2012年獲頒「傑出見習工程師獎」第二名,並在2014年擔任學會土木分部的增補委員。由2016年至今,他擔任香港公路學會秘書長,並義務兼任導師和「工程畢業生培訓計劃」的工程培訓督導 (Engineering Supervisor)。

 

黃工程師同時領導由奧雅納和聖雅各福群會主辦的社區計劃,協助兒童學習STEM (科學、技術、工程和數學) 知識,並加強他們對社區的關注。他也是支援病人與醫護的眾籌平台「護‧聯網」的委員會成員。

 

另外,傅俊晧工程師獲頒本年度「傑出青年工程師獎」優異獎。


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(5 March 2020, Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) is pleased to announce the awardees of two engineering awards to recognise their contribution to the Institution and the engineering profession. Ir Wan Chi Tin received the “HKIE Honorary Fellow 2020” and Ir Tim M T Wong was awarded the “Young Engineer of the Year Award 2020”.

 

The HKIE Honorary Fellow 2020

 

Honorary Fellow may be elected each year to recognise remarkable services to the Institution, to engineering in general, or to the fields of sciences. This year, Ir C T Wan received the honour.

Ir Wan is the Managing Director of The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd. (HK Electric) and the Chief Executive Officer of its holding company, HK Electric Investments. He is also an Executive Director of Power Assets Holdings Ltd.

 

Ir Wan obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Hong Kong in 1973. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, an Honorary Fellow of the Energy Institute, and a Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology.

 

Ir Wan has been a professional engineer and a business executive in the power industry for more than 40 years, both in Hong Kong and overseas. He joined HK Electric in 1978 as a junior engineer and has gradually moved up the career ladder. Shortly after joining HK Electric, he was deployed to work on overseas projects apart from taking part in local ones. Ir Wan served as Chief Executive Officer of Powercor Australia Ltd and CitiPower Pty., two electricity distribution businesses in Australia from 2000 to 2003, and is the trailblazer of HK Electric’s overseas business. Currently, he is a director of a number of energy businesses in the UK, Mainland China, Australia and New Zealand which are co-owned by Power Assets with other companies of the Cheung Kong Group. From a consulting engineer to an investment and owner representative, Ir Wan has left behind a global footprint that spans from the Middle East to Japan and Australia, and from the UK to South America.

 

Locally, Ir Wan has been instrumental in providing Hong Kong with a safe, efficient and highly reliable electricity supply through his many project management, corporate development and leadership roles. The interconnection circuits across the Victoria Harbour linking Kowloon Peninsula with Hong Kong Island in the early 1980s is one of his signature projects. Ir Wan was also involved in different projects in developing the electricity network in HK Electric’s supply areas and in refining the regulatory regime in the past decades. In recent years, Ir Wan has been at the helm in steering HK Electric’s coal-to-gas transition to reduce the company’s carbon emission.

 

Since his harbinger tour to the Middle East in the 1970s, Ir Wan has committed to the belief that Hong Kong engineers working overseas are there to share our technical knowledge and ethical values. This is a belief he is still holding fast onto and one well appreciated by others with acclaim, bringing him and his corporate successes in the international arena over the years.

 

Ir Wan served The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers as a Council Member from 2012 to 2016. He was a member of the Engineers Registration Board from 2010 to 2018. From 2016 to 2018, he was the Vice Chairman of the Engineers Registration Board.

 

As for community services, Ir Wan is currently a member of the Audit Committee of The University of Hong Kong, a position he has been holding since 2016. He was also a member of the HKSAR Government’s Steering Committee on the Promotion of Electric Vehicles from 2013 to 2019, apart from serving on a number of appeal and disciplinary boards as well as advisory panels under the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department and Environmental Protection Department over the years.

 

Young Engineer of the Year Award 2020

 

The Young Engineer of the Year Award aims to recognise outstanding young engineers who have made significant contributions and outstanding achievements to the profession, to the community of Hong Kong and to the HKIE. After a deliberate reviewing process and panel interview, Ir Tim M T Wong was selected for the Young Engineer of the Year Award 2020.

 

Ir Tim Wong, the awardee for the year, received his Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from McMaster University, Canada in 2008, and Master of Science in Construction Project Management from The University of Hong Kong in 2012.

 

In 2008, Ir Wong began his career as a Civil Engineering Graduate at Arup. Since then, he has been continuously developing his expertise and knowledge in managing large-scale complex infrastructure projects, including the Hong Kong West Drainage Tunnel, Admiralty Integrated Station, Kwun Tong Line Extension and Tin Wing Stop Development.

His extensive experience in Hong Kong has led him to participate in key infrastructure projects in the Greater Bay Area and Southeast Asia, to which his recognised contributions have assisted in elevating the status of Hong Kong engineers. He has resolved technical and interfacing issues for railway projects as a design integrator for Shenzhen Metro Line 4, interface specialist for Seac Pai Van Light Rail Transit in Macau and the “Build Build Build” programme of Asian Development Bank in the Philippines. He is also driving the digital transformation for the Department of Transportation of the Philippines.

 

Ir Wong is committed to contributing to the HKIE and nurturing the next generation of engineers. His commitment began early during his time as a university student when he established the first overseas HKIE Student Chapter in Canada. He was one of the ten members under The HKIE President’s Protégé Scheme 2010/2011 and co-founded the President’s Protégés Club. In 2012, he was the first runner-up of the HKIE Trainee of the Year Award and a Co-opted Committee Member of Civil Division in 2014. Since 2016, he has served as the Honorary Secretary to Hong Kong Institution of Highways and Transportation. He also volunteers as a mentor and an Engineering Supervisor supporting the HKIE Scheme “A” Graduate Training.

 

As the leader of the community engagement taskforce jointly set up by Arup and St James Settlement, he helps to equip young children with STEM concepts and knowledge as well as raising their awareness of community concerns. He is also a committee member of the Lifewire Foundation, a crowdfunding platform that supports patients and medical experts in Hong Kong.

This year, Certificate of Merit of the Young Engineer of the Year Award 2020 went to Ir Alex T H Fu.


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28 February 2020
香港工程師學會 對《二零二零至二一財政年度政府財政預算案》之回應 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Response to the 2020-21 Budget

(香港,二零二零年二月二十八日) 就財政司司長於二月二十六日發表的《二零二零至二一財政年度政府財政預算案》(下稱「財政預算案」),香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 有以下意見:

 

學會認同政府以「撐企業、保就業、振經濟、紓民困」為財政預算案的重點。我們認同應制定緊急方案以紓解當前市民所面對的困難,而同時亦應繼續發展經濟及以智慧科技建設香港。

 

於當前情況下,學會歡迎加強醫療系統及加快改善醫院設施的措施。就中期而言,我們期望政府加快發展智能醫院醫療服務及設施管理系統,以支援更高效服務及為相關服務人員提供智能醫療培訓。我們希望政府及相關部門在疫情過後,全面檢視及研究改善現有醫院及診所在防範及應對傳染病的能力,同時增建傳染病院,以保障市民大眾安全健康。

在香港面對的土地和房屋問題上,學會同意政府加快發展新發展區項目及改劃具房屋發展潛力的用地。對於推展首批棕地群集和三個寮屋區的技術研究和公營房屋的可行性研究,學會表示歡迎。我們支持政府繼續發展過渡性房屋,同時建議為社區組織提供協助,以鼓勵採用預製組合屋的建築技術。

 

學會敦促政府確保明日大嶼願景儘早落實,並建議採用相應技術把對環境影響、建造成本和時間減至最低,同時亦應在基礎建設,尤其是運輸基建,投放足夠資源。從長遠來說,我們認同持續進行基礎建設,並且樂見政府規劃相應的投資。

 

為支持香港應對當前和未來的經濟挑戰,學會建議加強香港及周邊地區在技術研發方面的合作,這對香港經濟的長期發展相當重要。我們期望港深創新及科技園和類似的企業發展得以加快落實。

 

學會歡迎政府推出再工業化資助計劃鼓勵在港設立智能生產線,以及支持香港科技園公司發展現代化生產製造設施。我們建議政府為再工業化制定路線圖,並為落實方案預留充足資金。

 

在人才培訓方面,學會同意將香港繼續發展為科技研發中心。我們歡迎政府建議,將所有進行研發的技術公司涵蓋在博士專才庫及研究員計劃中。我們同時建議加強鼓勵創科人員把研究成果投入市場。至於建造業從業員和工人培訓,學會歡迎政府提供補助和津貼以減輕他們的負擔,並建議長期提供資助以提升建造業界採用新技術的能力和加強從業員的相關知識和技術。

 

學會支持政府提供補貼,為本地大學STEM (科學、技術、工程和數學) 課程的本科生及研究生安排短期實習。學會建議政府增加及常規化對中小學的資助,以促進全方位STEM教育的推行。

 

在環境方面,學會歡迎政府成立低碳綠色科研基金,支持減碳技術和綠色科技的發展。就長遠而言,我們亦歡迎政府有關電動交通工具的倡議,以及首份電動車普及化的路線圖的制定。學會建議應就著該路線圖確立可行的分階段目標,並為電動車車主提供稅務寛減及為電動車相關行業提供支援。另外,我們建議政府同時考慮提升城市的易行性。

 

學會樂意向當局提供專業意見,為解決香港當前問題及長遠發展共謀計策。


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(28 February 2020, Hong Kong) With regard to the 2020-21 Budget Speech delivered by the Financial Secretary on 26 February 2020, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) holds the following views:

 

The HKIE agrees with the four major focuses of the Budget on supporting enterprises, safeguarding jobs, stimulating the economy, and relieving people’s burden. We agree that immediate relief measures should be provided to address people’s urgent needs, while in the long run Hong Kong should continue to develop our economy and modernise our city with smart technologies.

 

Under the current situation, the laid-down measures for strengthening the healthcare system, and accelerating and enhancing development of hospital facilities are welcomed. In a medium-term, we would hope to see the early development of smart healthcare services and management systems, in order to enhance service efficiency and provide training for smart healthcare manpower. We also hope that after the epidemic the Administration and relevant departments will thoroughly review and study the measures to improve the capability of existing hospitals and clinics in preventing and treating infectious diseases, and consider building additional infectious disease hospitals to safeguard public safety and health.

 

With regard to the land and housing issues facing Hong Kong, the HKIE agrees to the approach of speeding up the development of new development areas and rezone sites. We welcome the commencement of technical studies on the first batch of shortlisted brownfield clusters and three urban squatter areas, and the examination of the suitability of public housing development sites. For transitional housing, it is suggested that more assistance be provided to community organisations for exploring the use of modular construction technologies for housing units.

 

Regarding the Lantau Tomorrow Vision, the HKIE urges the Administration to ensure its early implementation and suggests adopting corresponding technologies to minimise environmental impact, construction cost and time. In addition, substantial investment in infrastructural facilities, especially transport infrastructure, would be required. We agree that in the long term the momentum in infrastructure investment should continue and are pleased to see the Administration’s continued investment in infrastructure projects.

 

To overcome the current and future economic challenges facing Hong Kong, it is suggested that more initiatives for cooperation in research and development (R&D) between Hong Kong and surrounding regions would be important for the long-term development. The implementation of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park and similar ventures in other areas are called for.

 

We welcome the launch of the Re-industrialisation Funding Scheme that would support the establishment of smart production lines in Hong Kong and the funding to Hong Kong Science and Technology Park Corporation for the development of modern manufacturing facilities. The HKIE suggests the Administration considering a roadmap for re-industrialisation and reserving sufficient funding for its implementation.

 

In nurturing talents, the HKIE agrees to the initiative of continuing to develop Hong Kong as an R&D hub. We welcome the proposal to cover all technology companies conducting R&D in the Researcher Programme and Postdoctoral Hub, and we also suggest placing more focus on encouraging entrepreneurship in commercialisation of R&D outcomes. As for trainings for practitioners and workers of the construction industry, we welcome the measure of providing subsidies and allowances to relieve their plight, and suggest placing regular funding to enhance the capacity for adopting new technologies by the industry and enhancing knowledge and techniques of practitioners.

 

The HKIE supports providing subsidies for encouraging short-term internships for undergraduate and postgraduates in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programmes, and suggests enhanced and regular funding be provided to secondary and primary schools to promote STEM education.

 

On the environment front, the HKIE welcomes the setting up of Green Tech Fund to support the development of decarbonisation and green technologies, and suggests more measures be given to the local recycling industries in the long term. We also welcome the initiatives for electric transportation and the formulation of the first roadmap on the popularisation of electric vehicles (EV). We suggest that the roadmap should set out high but reachable targets in phases, and supplement with the necessary support, such as tax allowances to EV owners and funding support to practitioners in EV-related industries. It is also recommended that the Administration improve the overall walkability in the city.

 

The HKIE is willing to provide our expertise and work with the Administration for devising measures to address the current problems and plan for the future development.

 

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25 February 2020
香港工程師學會 慶祝「促進可持續發展世界工程日」 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Celebrates the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development

(香港,二零二零年二月二十五日) 聯合國教科文組織較早時宣布將每年三月四日訂立為「促進可持續發展世界工程日」(世界工程日) ,一九六八年同日是世界工程組織聯盟成立的日子。作為世界工程日的支持組織及世界工程組織聯盟的會員之一,香港工程師學會 (學會) 歡迎世界工程日的訂立,並致力為世界的可持續發展作出貢獻。

 

世界工程日旨在提升大眾對工程界和工程技術的認知度,彰顯工程技術與工程師在推動世界可持續發展和促進人類褔祉所作出的貢獻,當中包括研發及應用各式各樣的科技和技術。世界工程日的成立獲超過四十個聯合國教科文組織成員國、八十個國際和國家工程組織、大學和聯合國教科文組織國家委員會的支持,而這些組織代表全世界兩千三百萬名工程師。

 

成立世界工程日的決議是基於工程師和工程技術在實現聯合國大會於二零一五年訂立的十七項可持續發展目標扮演著重要角色。工程師在供水、能源、環境,和可持續城市等領域,透過研發和應用技術和系統,有助促進世界和平。針對氣候變化和自然災害,工程師能設計和開發更具抵禦能力的基礎建設,這對發展中國家尤其重要,並可支持經濟的可持續發展。工程師並會研發具共容性的創新技術,平等地讓人人得以應用及享受其成。

 

學會致力持續發揮優質工程專業,提升工程師的地位和聲望。學會會繼續向年青一代推廣工程作為事業選擇,以支持世界的可持續發展。


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(25 February 2020, Hong Kong) UNESCO has proclaimed 4 March of every year the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development (World Engineering Day) from 2020 onwards. The date is also the anniversary of the founding of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) in 1968. As a supporting member of the proposal of the World Engineering Day and a member of the WFEO, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) looks forward to the World Engineering Day and endeavours to contribute towards sustainable development of the world.

 

The World Engineering Day aims to raise the profile of engineering, and celebrates the important contributions of engineers and engineering behind the development of various technologies and applications in areas critical to the sustainable development of the world and the benefit of all mankind. The establishment of the World Engineering Day is supported by over 40 nations and 80 international and national institutions, academies and national commissions to UNESCO, representing 23 million engineers around the world.

 

The resolution of the establishment is based on the pivotal role engineers and engineering play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Engineers are instrumental in maintaining a peaceful world by developing and implementing technologies and systems in areas such as water, energy, environment, and sustainable cities. Engineers also design and develop infrastructure with improved resilience to climate change and natural disasters, which are particularly essential to the developing countries, and support sustainable economic development. Even in ensuring equal access to technology, engineers play a part by developing inclusive innovations.

 

The HKIE strives to sustain excellence of the engineering profession and raise the standing and visibility of engineers. The Institution will continue promoting engineering as a career option and engaging the future generation in support of the sustainable development of the world.


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22 November 2019
香港工程師學會支持《內地與香港關於建立更緊密經貿關係的安排》 框架下放寬建築業界專業人士執業限制 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Supports Further Relaxation of Construction Professional Practice under CEPA

(香港,二零一九年十一月二十二日) 香港特區政府與國家商務部在二零一九年十一月二十一日同意在《內地與香港關於建立更緊密經貿關係的安排》框架下,進一步放寬香港建築業界專業人士在內地執業的限制及推出新的便利化措施,方便相關專業人士到內地發展。

 

香港工程師學會對此表示支持,並期望內地和特區政府繼續商討內地服務貿易對香港各個專業範疇的開放措施,讓更多香港專業人士受惠。

 

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(Hong Kong, 22 November 2019) The Hong Kong Government of Special Administrative Region and the Ministry of Commerce agree to, under the CEPA, further relax the restrictions for Hong Kong construction-related professionals to practise in the Mainland and implement new measures to facilitate related professionals to develop their careers in the Mainland as of 21 November 2019.

 

The Institution expresses its support to these initiatives, and hopes that the discussion on further relaxation on measures for Hong Kong will be continued for the benefit of Hong Kong professionals.

 

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22 October 2019
香港工程師學會 《二零一九年施政報告》之回應 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Response to the Chief Executive’s 2019 Policy Address

(香港,二零一九年十月二十二日) 就行政長官於十月十六日發表的《二零一九年施政報告》(下稱「施政報告」),香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 有以下意見:

 

學會歡迎施政報告中提出多項措施,尤其在房屋及土地供應、多元經濟、發展宜居城市和培育人才等方面,當中採納了不少學會早前提交的建議。

 

學會認同施政報告積極改善民生,並重點回應最為社會大眾關注的土地及房屋議題。就著「明日大嶼願景」的發展,我們歡迎政府建立平台,讓各界專業人士和年青人可以參與其中,研展各個填海項目,尋求能夠回應香港市民的住房訴求的建屋計劃和方法,並期望能儘快進行相應的可行性研究。另外,我們支持運用《收回土地條例》收回符合相關條件的私人土地,發展公營房屋、「港人首次置業」先導項目及其相關基建,同時建議儘快劃定具發展潛力的棕地範圍及制定發展框架。學會樂見政府大幅增加過渡性房屋項目,並建議透過過渡性房屋專責小組,在技術和預製組件購置方面向社區組織提供支援。學會亦建議政府制定發展岩洞和地下空間的長期計劃。

 

我們支持政府向社會創新及創業發展基金注資,以推動社會創新及新興科技。學會期望政府進一步擴大科技券計劃的適用範疇,以涵蓋更多新興技術。在建造工程業的發展上,我們建議政府牽頭推動新興工程科技,如建築信息模擬技術和物聯網,以提升工程項目的管理成效。此外,學會亦建議政府將大型工程項目分拆,以鼓勵不同規模的承建商參與。

 

在發展宜居城市方面,學會樂見政府落實進行再生能源發電試驗項目。我們支持政府籌備先導計劃,推動安裝電動車充電基礎設施,並期望政府推出有效措施以解決電動車充電池的棄置問題。學會支持政府檢視私營機構提供行人連接通道的政策,同時建議政府開展研究,提升主要公共交通點之間的連通性及易行性。我們建議政府加快落實各項鐵路項目建議,以完善交通運輸系統。

 

學會歡迎政府注資以提升專上界別的科研能力及培育更多本地學生成為學術及科研人才,並期望政府投放更多資源以加強對工程人才的培訓。面對建造工程業界勞動力老化的問題,我們建議政府向自資專上教育機構提供資金及其他所需支援,以設立工程和技術學科所需的設施和實驗室,並應投放充足資源以進一步推廣職業專才教育作為另一個職業發展途徑。

 

學會將致力以工程專業知識向政府提供意見及相關支持,與市民及各界一併前行,共同建設美好香港。


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(22 October 2019, Hong Kong) With regard to the 2019 Policy Address delivered by the Chief Executive on 16 October 2019, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) holds the following views:

 

The HKIE welcomes the new initiatives and measures as proposed in the Policy Address, particularly in areas of housing and land supply, a diversified economy, the development of a liveable city, and nurturing talents, and is pleased to note that the Administrative has adopted some of our earlier proposals in the strategic plan.

 

The HKIE agrees to the Administration’s response to actively improve people’s livelihood with an emphasis on land and housing issues, which are of the greatest concern to our society. We welcome the establishment of a platform for professionals and young people to take part in the development of various reclamation projects under the Lantau Tomorrow Vision and to explore ways to respond to the housing needs of Hong Kong citizens with the housing development plans on the artificial islands, and we suggest the Administration accelerate the respective feasibility studies. We support invoking the Lands Resumption Ordinance to resume private land that satisfies specific criteria for developing public housing, Starter Homes and related infrastructure, and suggest accelerating the selection of brownfield sites with potential for development and establishing a time frame for the development. The HKIE is also pleased to note the plan to increase the number of transitional housing projects, and suggests that the Task Force on Transitional Housing supports community organisations in resolving technical requirements and the procurement of modular housing units. The HKIE also suggests the Administration formulate a long-term plan for developing rock caverns and underground spaces.

 

We support the Administration’s injection to the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund, which will further promote social innovation and emerging technologies. The HKIE expects further extension of the scope of the Technology Voucher Programme to cover emerging technologies. As for the development of the engineering and construction industry, the Administration is recommended to take lead in promoting new technologies, such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Internet of Things (IoT) that would enhance the effectiveness of managing engineering projects. It is also suggested that large public works projects be split up into different smaller contracts to encourage the participation of contractors of different scales.

 

On the development of a liveable city, the HKIE is pleased to see the implementation of renewable energy projects. We support the preparation of the pilot scheme for the promotion of installing electric vehicle charging-enable infrastructure and expect the concerns for disposal of electric vehicle batteries to be addressed. While supporting the review of the policy of facilitating the provision of pedestrian links by the private sector, the HKIE suggests exploring measures to improve walkability and connectivity between major public transport nodes. As for the proposed railway projects, it is suggested that the implementation should be accelerated to enhance the existing transportation system.

 

The HKIE welcomes the increase in funding to strengthen the research capacity of the post-secondary education sector and nurture more home-grown academics and talents, and particularly looks forward to the Administration putting more resources into cultivating engineering specialists. In order to tackle the issue of the engineering industry’s ageing workforce, the HKIE suggests the Administration provide funds and other necessary support to help self-financing post-secondary education institutions to set up workshops and laboratories for engineering- and technology-related subjects. Sufficient resources will also be required to better promote vocational education and skills-based professions as alternative career pathways.

 

The Institution endeavours to provide our professional views and support with our expertise to the Administration to proceed and build a better Hong Kong together.


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