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12 June 2021
香港工程師學會創科博覽
促進技術交流 展示創科實力 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers “The HKIE Innovation Expo” 
Facilitates Technological Exchanges and Showcases I&T Strength

(香港,2021年6月12日) 為配合香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 本年度主題「相信•可•看見 – 創新•成•蛻變」,學會特舉辦以「工程闖未來」為題的創科博覽,今日假建造業零碳天地舉行啓動儀式,並全程於網上直播。活動於2021年6月12日至13日以實體及網上虛擬形式舉行,網上博覽將開放至2021年8月31日。是次博覽旨在啓發業界與公眾創新思維,建立獎勵創業精神的文化,並加强本地的創科氛圍。學會希望透過展示多項的創新成果和經驗分享,提升公眾及有志投入創科行列的人士對創科概念的認識和信心。

 

出席今日博覽開幕典禮的嘉賓,有香港特別行政區創新及科技局副局長鍾偉强博士;中央人民政府駐香港特別行政區聯絡辦公室教育科技部副部長葉水球先生;廣東省科學技術協會黨組書記、專職副主席鄭慶順先生;香港工程師學會會長源栢樑教授、工程師及「香港工程師學會創科博覽」籌備委員會主席蔡少聰教授、工程師。

 

學會會長源栢樑教授、工程師指出:「我們今年成立了工程企業家平台The Enginpreneurs Hub,目標是鼓勵和協助會員落實創新意念,為他們在發展創科、實現夢想的路上提供支援,共同為推動香港創新科技發展生態系統出力。『創科博覽』為香港及大灣區工程和創科界人士提供交流平台,造就跨領域、跨地域合作,互相啟發新構思,幫助區內建立『創科人才庫』,推動創新科技發展。」

 

典禮上,13個來自大灣區的創科孵化中心與學會簽署合作意向書,在創科上建立長遠合作關係,促進本地創新和技術生態系統的發展,推進與内地更緊密的區域合作 (詳情請參閲附件)。

 

活動首天,學會邀請到納米及先進材料研發院何嘉儀博士作主題演講,主題是納米氣泡技術的最新發展。在活動的第二天,將由廣州軌道交通盾構技術研究所鍾長平博士及以色列ECOncrete Tech Ltd 的Ido SELLA博士擔任主講嘉賓,講題分別為城區地下工程和仿生混凝土基建方面的創新成就和應用。另外,學會安排了一系列講座,圍繞技術、建築、電機、專門工程等不同範疇,由不同創科機構的專家擔任嘉賓講者,向公眾展示創新產品或方案,及分享研發過程中的寶貴經驗。講座在今、明兩天在網上進行直播後,網上博覽平台亦會提供節目重溫。

 

是次博覽,不少政府部門、工程及創科企業、内地創科孵化中心及學會分部都展出他們的創新作品。另外,學會每年舉辦的香港工程師學會創意獎、歷年的部分優秀得獎作品也在博覽中展出,當中不少已經從初步構思落實至工程項目,或已能應用在日常生活中。此外,在第二天的活動,學會將向本年度創意獎得主頒發獎項。同日,博覽的另一焦點――The Enginpreneurs Award 2021將會舉行決賽,比賽過程同時提供網上直播。

 

The Enginpreneurs Award 2021 – Young Innovators是學會為大專生舉辦的比賽,得獎作品亦在網上博覽中展出。

 

為啓發下一代創科人才,學會更特別為中學和小學生分別舉辦「智慧健康‧工程」工作坊及設計比賽和「未來工程師」短片拍攝比賽,鼓勵學生留意身邊利用創新科技成就的工程項目和親自體驗利用工程解決現實生活中的各種問題。比賽反應熱烈,同學的作品富有創意,兩項比賽的得獎作品亦在網上博覽中展出。

 

「香港工程師學會創科博覽」詳情如下:

日期: 2021年6月12日至8月31日

網址: http://www.hkie-innoexpo.hk/ 

費用: 全免

查詢: innoexpo@hkie.org.hk / 2895 4446

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如欲垂詢,請與香港工程師學會傳訊統籌部聯絡。

電話:2895 4446

傳真:2882 6825

電郵:innoexpo@hkie.org.hk 

 

附件:大灣區內參與簽訂合作意向書的創科孵化中心

 

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香港特別行政區創新及科技局副局長鍾偉强博士 (左三);香港工程師學會會長源栢樑教授、工程師 (左二);「香港工程師學會創科博覽」籌備委員會主席蔡少聰教授、工程師 (右二) ;中央人民政府駐香港特別行政區聯絡辦公室教育科技部副部長葉水球先生 (左一) 及廣東省科學技術協會黨組書記、專職副主席鄭慶順先生 (屏幕中) 攜手主持「香港工程師學會創科博覽」啓動儀式

 

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學會與大灣區13個創科孵化中心簽署合作意向書,在創科上建立長遠合作關係

 

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香港工程師學會創科博覽開幕典禮合照

 


 

(Hong Kong, 12 June 2021) Echoing the Session theme “Believing is Seeing – Innovation for Transformation”, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) is organising “The HKIE Innovation Expo” (the Expo) along the theme “Engineering into Future” on 12 and 13 June 2021. The Expo was launched today at the CIC-Zero Carbon Park and broadcast live online. The virtual platform of the Expo will open until 31 August 2021. The Expo aims to inspire innovative thinking among the industry and the public, establish a culture that rewards entrepreneurship and strengthen the local innovation and technology (I&T) atmosphere. By showcasing innovation achievements and sharing innovation experience, the HKIE hopes to enhance the understanding of the concept of innovation and the confidence towards approaching innovation among the public and those who are interested in I&T.  

 

The Kick-off Ceremony was officiated by Dr David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology; Mr Ye Shuiqiu, Deputy Director-General of Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong SAR; Mr Zheng Qingshun, Secretary and Standing Vice-Chairman of the Party Group of Guangdong Provincial Association for Science and Technology; Ir Prof P L Yuen, President of the HKIE; and Ir Prof Adam S C Choy, Chairman of the Organising Committee for The HKIE Innovation Expo.  

 

President Ir Prof Yuen said, “This year we established ‘The Enginpreneurs Hub’, a platform through which we wish to encourage and assist our members in realising their innovative ideas, supporting them in their I&T pursuits. Together we will be able to push forward the development of Hong Kong’s I&T ecosystem. The Expo offers a platform for the engineering and I&T sectors in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area (GBA) to exchange insights, facilitating multidisciplinary and cross-boundary cooperation, sparking new ideas, and in turn establishing an ‘I&T talent pool’ in the region.” 

 

At the Ceremony, 13 incubator centres from the GBA signed Memoranda of Understanding with the HKIE, establishing long-term I&T cooperation, promoting the development of the local I&T ecosystem, and fostering closer regional cooperation with the Mainland (please refer to the Appendix for details).  

 

On the first day of the event, Dr Alice Ho of Nano and Advanced Materials Institute was invited to share her insights to the latest nano-bubble technology. On the following day,  Dr Zhong Changping of Guangzhou Rail Transit Shield Tunnelling Research Institute (廣州軌道交通盾構技術研究所) and Dr Ido Sella of ECOncrete Tech Ltd from Israel will deliver keynote webinars on innovation achievements in underground development in urban area and biomimicry in concrete infrastructure respectively. The HKIE also arranged a series of seminars on technology-, construction-, electrical and mechanical-related solutions as well as specialised engineering solution and engineering-related innovative experience sharing. Experts from different I&T institutions and organisations shared with the public their innovative products or solutions and valuable experience in the research and development phase. After today’s and tomorrow’s premiere of the webinars/seminars, videos of the talk will be made available on the virtual platform of the Expo.  

 

Innovative exhibits from Government departments, engineering and innovation enterprises, incubator centres from the Mainland and Divisions of the HKIE are on display at the virtual Expo. In addition, some of the winning works of The HKIE Innovation Award held annually are also exhibited. Many of these have evolved from preliminary ideas to applicable solutions in engineering projects and in daily life. The Institution will present the prizes to the winning teams of last and this year’s Award, and organise the  finale of another highlight of the Expo — The Enginpreneurs Award 2021 (Member Section) — on the second day of the event.  The finale will also be broadcast live online.

 

“The Enginpreneurs Award 2021 – Young Innovators” is a competition organised for tertiary students, and the winning proposals are displayed at the virtual Expo. 

 

With a view to inspiring the next generation of I&T talents, the HKIE held two competitions for secondary and primary students, namely the ‘Smart Health’ Workshops and Prototype Design Competition” and “Engineers of Our Next Generation” video shooting competition respectively. Students are encouraged to pay attention to the engineering projects made possible by engineering innovation around them, and experience the joy of solving real life problems with engineering knowledge. The response to the competition was overwhelming, and the works of the students were innovative. The winning works of the two competitions are also exhibited at the virtual Expo. 

 

The HKIE Innovation Expo

Date: 12 June – 31 August 2021

Website: http://www.hkie-innoexpo.hk/ 

Admission: Free of charge

Enquiry: innoexpo@hkie.org.hk / 2895 4446

 

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For media enquiries, please contact:

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Corporate Communications Section

Tel: 2895 4446

Fax: 2882 6825

Email: innoexpo@hkie.org.hk

 

Appendix: List of incubator centres in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) which will sign the Memoranda of Understanding (Chinese only)

 

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Dr David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology (left 3rd); Ir Prof P L Yuen, President of the HKIE (left 2nd); Ir Prof Adam S C Choy, Chairman of the Organising Committee for The HKIE Innovation Expo (right 2nd); Mr Ye Shuiqiu, Deputy Director-General of Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong SAR (left 1st) and Mr Zheng Qingshun, Secretary and Standing Vice-Chairman of the Party Group of Guangdong Provincial Association for Science and Technology (on the screen) officiated the Kick-off Ceremony of “The HKIE Innovation Expo”

 

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The HKIE signing Memorandum of Understanding with 13 incubator centres in the Greater Bay Area, establishing long-term cooperation in innovation and technology development

 

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Group photo at the Kick-off Ceremony of the HKIE Innovation Expo

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08 June 2021
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 Four Engineering Awards for 2021

(香港,2021年6月8日) 香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 於6月4日舉行「香港工程師學會周年典禮暨頒獎大會」,表揚傑出工程師。學會非常榮幸邀請到香港特別行政區行政長官林鄭月娥女士為主禮嘉賓及醫院管理局主席范鴻齡先生為大會榮譽嘉賓,同時歡迎中國外交部駐港特派員公署副特派員楊義瑞先生,以及其他主要嘉賓撥冗光臨。典禮上,學會隆重宣布頒發四項工程界殊榮予四名傑出工程師,以表揚他們對學會及工程界作出的貢獻。是次頒發的獎項包括「名譽資深會員」、「香港工程師學會榮譽大獎」、「會長特設成就獎」和「傑出青年工程師獎」,獲獎者分別為李焯芬教授、工程師,高華文教授、工程師,張鍾雄工程師,以及梁亦嵐工程師 (詳情請參閲附件)。

 

香港特別行政區行政長官林鄭月娥女士在展望香港未來在工程方面的發展時說:「今晚,我以擔任行政長官以來最樂觀的心情談香港的未來。這是因為隨着全國人大在三月十一日通過關於完善香港選舉制度的決定、全國人大常委會在三月三十日通過經修訂的《基本法》附件一和附件二,以及立法會在五月二十七日通過修訂本地法例,立法會將會變得更理性,行政與立法機關之間的關係將更具建設性,從而令政府的管治變得更為有效。我們有更大信心,未來有利香港以及有利香港融入內地發展的基建項目不會被騎劫、阻撓或政治化,我們能夠真正構建香港的未來。」

 

范鴻齡先生致辭時感謝政府給予醫院管理局 (醫管局) 的支持,讓他們能開展醫院發展計劃,應付本地公營醫療系統要達至可持續性的挑戰。他説:「我們能制定長期的醫院提升及擴展計劃,有賴政府的支持。兩個十年公立醫院發展計劃共涉及35個項目,包括興建新醫院和擴建及重建現有醫院,以提供額外約15,000個床位,這將能在很大程度上滿足香港預計到2036年的服務需求。」范先生特別提到醫院發展計劃會硏究及考慮採用包括DfMA (可供製造和裝配的設計)、MiC (組裝合成建築) 和BIM (建築信息模擬) 等新技術,以應付醫院項目在建築及工程管理等方面的複雜性:「專業工程師一直是我們緊密的合作伙伴。我們歡迎與工程界及相關建造業持份者合作,適當建議引入新技術以加快完成醫院發展計劃。」

 

香港工程師學會會長源栢樑教授、工程師對香港未來基建項目得以順利推展表示充滿信心:「雖然過去一年是極為不平凡的『疫』年,但見到香港的工程業界在抗疫隔離設施建造上的成果,我引以為傲。」源會長同時寄語會員們——特別是年輕工程師——除了在本地工作外,亦要從多角度積極考慮往外闖、增廣見識,在不同地域謀求發展:「事實上,學會一直與世界各地的工程專業機構維持緊密聯繫,而作為國家發展策略其中重要一部分的大灣區,更為塑造香港未來提供重要機遇。當中,發展局擔當重要的協調和支持角色,而《內地與香港關於建立更緊密經貿關係的安排》的落實更讓本地工程公司及工程師得到在大灣區城市內提供服務和執業的資格。由香港特區政府推出的大灣區青年就業計劃更是一個重要的里程碑,計劃會為 2,000 名香港年輕求職者提供在大灣區開展事業的機會,希望年輕人要抓緊機會。」

 

此外,學會今年在會長定立的年度主題「相信.可.看見 – 創新.成.蛻變」下,成立了工程企業家平台及舉辦了一系列的推動創科活動,鼓勵並協助會員落實創新意念,讓他們嘗試向創科方面發展,共同為推動香港創新科技發展的生態系統出力。主要活動包括學會在6月12日及13日舉辦的「香港工程師學會創科博覽」,這是學會首個結合現場及網上虛擬方式舉行的大型活動,以創新工程方案展覽和一系列主題講座為重點項目,屆時會與大灣區的創科孵化中心簽署合作備忘錄,加強知識及經驗分享,建立長期科技及創新的合作關係。是次博覽對公眾開放,旨在加深社會各界及年輕人對創科的認識及帶來啟發。源會長說:「本屆完結後,學會亦將持續不斷推動創科發展,包括繼續拓展工程企業家平台,這亦能配合工程師主要的自身發展,以科技創新去解決大眾衣食住行等各方面的問題。」

 

要專心創科發展,必須有一個令人安心的環境,因此,會長在結語時呼籲各會員携手支持政府推行的各項抗疫防疫工作,而注射疫苗是最重要的一環,祈望可令香港更早回歸常態,生活重回正軌。

 

如有垂詢,請與學會傳訊統籌部聯絡。

 

電話︰2895 4446

傳真︰2882 6825

電郵︰corpcom@hkie.org.hk

 

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香港工程師學會會長源栢樑教授、工程師致辭

 

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香港特別行政區行政長官林鄭月娥女士擔任大會主禮嘉賓並向出席嘉賓致辭

 

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醫院管理局主席范鴻齡先生擔任榮譽嘉賓並向出席嘉賓致辭

 

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源栢樑教授、工程師 (右四)、上任會長余錫萬工程師 (左三)、高級副會長鍾國輝工程師 (右二)、副會長卜國明工程師 (左二) 、副會長李志康博士、工程師 (右一)、立法會議員 (工程界) 盧偉國博士、工程師 (左一)、與香港工程師學會獎項2021年得獎者合照,包括:

「名譽資深會員」李焯芬教授、工程師 (左五);

「香港工程師學會榮譽大獎2021」獲獎者高華文教授、工程師 (左六);

「會長特設成就獎2021」獲獎者張鍾雄工程師 (右三) ;

「傑出青年工程師獎2021」獲獎者梁亦嵐工程師 (右五) ;和

「傑出青年工程師獎2021」優異獎獲獎者伍家俊工程師 (左四)

 

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(8 June 2021, Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) organised the HKIE Annual Grand Ceremony cum Award Presentation on 4 June 2021 to recognise outstanding engineers. The HKIE was honoured to have and welcomed the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, as the Principal Guest, and the Chairman of the Hospital Authority, Mr Henry H L Fan, to be the Guest of Honour and Mr YANG Yirui, Deputy Commissioner, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the HKSAR and other guests to come for the evening. On this very special occasion, the HKIE was pleased to announce the awardees of four engineering awards to honour their contributions to the engineering profession and the society of Hong Kong. The four engineering awards “HKIE Honorary Fellow”, “HKIE Gold Medal”, “The President’s Award” and “Young Engineer of the Year Award” was conferred on Ir Professor C F Lee, Ir Professor Norman W M Ko, Ir David C H Chang and Ir Ivy Y L Leung respectively (please refer to the Appendix for details).

 

To look into Hong Kong’s future development in engineering the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, said, “Friends, tonight I am speaking to you on Hong Kong’s future with far more optimism than during any other moment as the Chief Executive. This is because with the improvement to Hong Kong’s electoral system based on the Decision made by the National People’s Congress (NPC) on 11 March this year, the amended Annex I and Annex II to the Basic Law approved by the NPC Standing Committee on 30 March and amendments to local legislation passed by the LegCo on 27 May, we will be seeing a far more rational LegCo, more constructive relationship between the Executive and the Legislature, and ultimately more effective governance.  We will have greater assurance that infrastructure projects for the benefit of Hong Kong and Hong Kong’s integration into the Mainland development will not be hijacked, obstructed or politicised; we will be able to literally build for Hong Kong’s future.”

 

Mr Henry H L Fan, thanking the unfailing support of the Government rendered to the Hospital Authority (HA) in hospital development to tackle the challenges of achieving sustainability of Hong Kong's public healthcare system, said, “The increasing support we received enable us to formulate a long-term plan for upgrading and expanding our hospitals. Two ten-year public hospital development plans involve a total of 35 projects, including new hospitals, as well as expansion and redevelopment of existing hospitals to deliver some 15,000 additional beds, and that will largely meet the projected service demand in Hong Kong up to 2036.” Addressing the complex nature of hospital projects construction and management, Mr Fan highlighted new technologies HA is considering and planning to adopt for its hospital development plans (HDP) such as DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly), MiC (Modular Integrated Construction) and BIM (Building Information Modelling). “Professional engineers have been our close partners. We welcome the opportunity to work with stakeholders in the construction industry for them to introduce and put up suitable new technologies to expedite the completion of the the HDP projects,” Mr Fan added.

 

Ir Prof P L Yuen, President of the HKIE, has a positive outlook on the smooth implementation of infrastructure projects in Hong Kong. “Despite the rough ride brought by the pandemic over the past year, I am nothing but proud of the outstanding achievement of the engineering industry in building quarantine and isolation facilities under such severe circumstances,” said Ir Prof Yuen, who also highlighted to members, in particular young engineers, the bountiful opportunities beyond Hong Kong that could offer new experiences and insights for their professional development. He adds, “In fact, the HKIE has been establishing close ties with engineering institutions around the world. We can look beyond the borders. As an important national development strategy, the Greater Bay Area (GBA) represents significant major for shaping the future of Hong Kong. With the Development Bureau’s support and coordination, and under the framework of the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA), Hong Kong's engineering companies and engineers can now provide service and practice in GBA cities. The Greater Bay Area Youth Employment Scheme further marks a significant milestone for it gives 2,000 young Hong Kong job seekers the opportunity to launch their careers in the GBA. Young fellows should jump at the chance.”

 

Under the theme initiated by President Ir Prof Yuen – “Believing is Seeing – Innovation for Transformation”, the HKIE has set up “The Enginpreneurs Hub” and has organised a series of innovation and technology (I&T) activities to encourage and support members in realising their innovative ideas, enable them to set off for innovation, and together support promoting the development of the I&T ecosystem in Hong Kong. A highlighted event includes “The HKIE Innovation Expo” to be held on 12 and 13 June, which is the first institutional event integrating physical and virtual arenas. The Expo features exhibitions of innovative engineering solutions and a series of seminars. The HKIE also takes the opportunity to sign Memoranda of Understanding with incubator centres in the GBA to foster knowledge and experience exchange, establishing long-term I&T cooperation. The Expo is open to all and it is aimed to educate the general public and youngsters about innovation, and eventually spark new ideas. President Ir Prof Yuen said, “The work does not end with this Session; the HKIE will continue the efforts to support innovation endeavours, including the development of “The Enginpreneurs Hub”. This is all in line with the personal development of engineers, which is to apply innovative thinking in solving problems in all aspects of life.”

 

Only a worry-free environment can provide engineers peace of mind in pursuing their innovative ideas. President Ir Prof Yuen therefore concluded his speech by inviting members to joint hands in supporting the Government in its battle to combat the pandemic. He stressed that getting vaccinated is an important step in the fight to help Hong Kong people to return life to normal.

For media enquiries, please contact:

 

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Corporate Communications Section

 

Tel: 2895 4446

Fax: 2882 6825

Email: corpcom@hkie.org.hk

 

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Ir Prof P L Yuen, President of the HKIE, delivering an address

 

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The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of the HKSAR, delivering an address as the Principal Guest

 

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Mr Henry H L Fan, Chairman of the Hospital Authority, delivering an address as the Guest of Honour

 

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Ir Prof P L Yuen (right 4th), Ir Ringo S M Yu, Immediate Past President of the HKIE (left 3rd), Ir Edwin K F Chung, Senior Vice President of the HKIE (right 2nd), Ir Aaron K M Bok, Vice President of the HKIE (left 2nd), Ir Dr Barry C H Lee, Vice President of the HKIE (right 1st), Ir Dr Hon Lo Wai Kwok, Representative of the Engineering Functional Constituency of the Legislative Council (left 1st) and awardees of the HKIE Awards 2021:

Ir Professor C F Lee, the HKIE Honorary Fellow 2021 (left 5th);

 Ir Professor Norman W M Ko, the HKIE Gold Medallist 2021 (left 6th);

Ir David C H Chang, awardee of the President's Award 2021 (right 3rd);

Ir Ivy Y L Leung, Young Engineer of the Year Award (YEYA) 2021 Awardee (right 5th); and

Ir Ng Ka Chun, the Certificate of Merit of YEYA 2021 Awardee

 

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香港工程師學會創科博覽 鼓勵工程創新 推動業界蛻變 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers “The HKIE Innovation Expo” Encourages Engineering Innovations and Promotes Industry Transformation

(香港,2021年6月3日) 香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 將於2021年6月12至13日舉行以「工程闖未來」為題的創科博覽。創科博覽為學會本年度主題「相信‧可‧看見――創新‧成‧蛻變」的焦點活動之一。是次活動以創新工程方案展覽和一系列主題講座為重點項目,透過網上虛擬平台,與公眾及有志投入創科行列的人士分享工程界最新創科成就及未來發展方向。學會期望透過是次活動,讓公眾了解工程創新對推動和配合社會發展的貢獻,啓發業界及公眾創新思維,構建香港創科氛圍,為香港創科發展開路。

 

學會會長源栢樑教授、工程師指出:「當下人人都在談論創科,但在香港實際投入創科的,卻遠不及鄰近地區,這反映普羅大眾認為創科之路難行,憂慮投入與收穫不成正比。事實上,政府和不少初創支援機構,均為有志創科的人士提供協助。工程師具備專業知識及解難能力,相當適合進行創科活動,能協助推動業界蛻變及社會發展。我們相信透過成功案例和經驗分享,能有效提升工程人才對創科的意欲及信心,提升香港創科氛圍。」

 

源會長又說:「學會一直以啟發年輕人為目標,因為我們深知世界的未來掌握在年輕人手中。」本年度,學會特意為不同年齡的學生舉辦適合他們的創科活動。香港工程師學會師傳薈的年青工程師擔任導師,透過設計思維、三維打印及編程的工作坊,指導來自15所中學、共約70名中三至中五學生組成的隊伍,建立他們的工程基礎,支持學生參與以智慧健康為主題的原型 (Prototype) 設計比賽。比賽優勝作品將在創科博覽中展出,獎項亦將於博覽中頒發。

 

「香港工程師學會創科博覽」籌備委員會主席蔡少聰教授、工程師表示:「創科發展並非閉門造車。學會希望透過是次「香港工程師學會創科博覽」,提供跨地域網上平台,讓本地及大灣區創新及科技生態系統人士交流,以創立一個創科『人才庫』。未來對創科人才的需求有增無減,為吸引學生對工程的興趣,學會特別為不同年齡層的學生舉辦各類的活動,加深他們對工程的認識,更可親身了解創新與工程對城市可持續發展的重要性。」

 

學會將於創科博覽中舉行學會與大灣區12所創科孵化中心的簽訂合作意向書儀式 (詳情請參閲附件一),希望透過合作加強知識及經驗分享,深化本地創科人士對區內創科機遇和能力的了解,建立長期科技及創新的合作關係。創科孵化中心亦將在創科博覽中展出區內領先的創新成就。

 

「香港工程師學會創科博覽」活動簡介如下:

 

主題講座 (詳情請參閲附件二)

 

學會將安排多個講座,主題圍繞技術、建築、電機、專門工程等不同範疇,並邀請到來自不同創科機構的專家擔任嘉賓講者,分享創新產品或方案,及研發過程中的寶貴經驗。主題演講嘉賓將講解有關納米臭氧氣泡技術、三維盾構技術及生物混凝土的創新技術。

 

創科方案展覽 (詳情請參閲附件三)

 

創科方案展覽分為三大部分,包括業界創科分享 (本地及大灣區)、創意獎得獎作品及中小學創科比賽得獎作品。來自政府部門、工程及創科企業、内地創科孵化中心及學會分部等,亦會在創科博覽中展出對社會發展有重大意義的構思和創新產品。

 

自2008年起,學會每年舉辦香港工程師學會創意獎,鼓勵會員實踐創新。是次展覽將展出歷年的部分優秀得獎作品,當中不少已從初步構思落實至工程項目,或已能應用在日常生活中。

 

為啓發下一代創科人才,學會今年舉辦「未來工程師」短片拍攝比賽,鼓勵小學同學留意身邊舉足輕重的工程項目,從中了解工程中所採用的創新科技。另外,學會師傅薈又為中學生舉辦以「智慧健康‧工程」為主題的工作坊及設計比賽,讓同學更關注社區健康,並體驗利用工程解決現實生活中的各種問題。兩項比賽的得獎作品,將在博覽中展出。

 

The Enginpreneurs Award決賽直播

 

除中小學比賽,學會今年特別舉辦The Enginpreneurs Award,比賽名稱揉合「Engineer (工程師)」及「Entrepreneur (創業家)」含意,鼓勵有志加入創新的工程人才發揮所長,開展創業之路。

 

比賽分為大專組及學會會員組。經過首輪甄選,學會會員組的入圍隊伍將於博覽中透過「電梯募投」方式,在一分鐘内進行簡報,即場選出優勝隊伍。比賽將透過網上直播。

 

「香港工程師學會創科博覽」詳情如下:

日期:2021年6月12日至6月13日 (網上博覽將開放至2021年8月31日)

網址:   https://seminar.hkie-innoexpo.hk/survey/pre-registration (即日起開放登記)

費用: 全免

查詢:  innoexpo@hkie.org.hk / 2895 4446

 

要了解更多有關「香港工程師學會創科博覽」的活動詳情,請瀏覽網址:www.hkie-innoexpo.hk

 

如欲垂詢,請與香港工程師學會聯絡。

傳訊統籌部

電話:2895 4446

傳真:2882 6825

電郵:innoexpo@hkie.org.hk

 

附件 (按此下載):

  • 大灣區內參與簽訂合作意向書的創科孵化中心
  • 主題講座内容及時間表
  • 創科博覽參展機構

 

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學會會長源栢樑教授、工程師及「香港工程師學會創科博覽」籌備委員會主席蔡少聰教授、工程師攜手主持「香港工程師學會創科博覽」傳媒專訪

 

學會會長源栢樑教授、工程師及「香港工程師學會創科博覽」籌備委員會主席蔡少聰教授、工程師宣傳「香港工程師學會創科博覽」

 


 

(Hong Kong, 3 June 2021) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) will organise “The HKIE Innovation Expo” under the theme of “Engineering into Future” on 12 and 13 June 2021. The Expo is one of the highlights of the Institution’s Presidential Theme for this session “Believing is Seeing – Innovation for Transformation”. Key events of the Expo include exhibitions of innovative engineering solutions and a series of seminars which will be held online via a virtual platform. The general public and innovation enthusiasts may gain insights into the latest achievements on the way forward to the future in innovation and technology (I&T) development. The HKIE hopes that the public will also develop an understanding of the contributions that engineering innovations have made to the betterment of society. Through the Expo, new ideas will be sparked and exchanged among the industry and the public, hoping to flourish an innovation culture in Hong Kong, and pave its way to become a city of innovation

 

Ir Prof P L Yuen, President of the HKIE, said, “Nowadays ‘innovation’ has become something of a cliché. But the fact is that the number of innovators in Hong Kong lags far behind that of the surrounding region. This reflects the general public believes that innovation is a bumpy road and the return on investment is generally not warranted. Indeed, the Government and a variety of supporting services for entrepreneurs has been offering assistance to those who aspire to embark on an innovation journey. Engineers possess the professional knowledge and problem-solving skills essential for I&T activities which can help to promote industry transformation and social development. We believe through experience and successful case sharing, engineering professionals’ aspiration and confidence can be effectively enhanced, livening up the local atmosphere of innovation.”

 

Ir Prof Yuen added, “Inspiring the young has long been part of the HKIE’s mission, candidly because today’s youth is tomorrow’s future.”  This Session, the Institution arranged a series of innovation-themed activities for students appropriate to their ages.  Engaging also young members of the Institution, young engineers of the HKIE Presidents’ Protégés Club mentored about 70 Senior 3 to 5 students from 15 participating schools through 3 workshops on design thinking, 3D printing and programming to provide them with a foundation of engineering knowledge to compete in a prototype design competition under the theme of “smart health”.  Winning entries will be exhibited and prizes will be presented to winners at the Expo.

 

Ir Prof Adam Choy, Chairman of the Organising Committee for The HKIE Innovation Expo, said, “The pursuit of I&T development will not succeed behind closed doors. We hope to provide a cross-regional platform through this online Expo, enabling exchanges between innovators in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area (GBA), to create a ‘talent pool’ of innovators. In the future, the demand for I&T talents remains unabated. To arouse students’ interest in engineering, the HKIE organises various activities for students of different ages, providing opportunities for them to experience the importance of innovation and engineering towards sustainable development.”

 

To establish long-term I&T cooperation with GBA counterparts, Memorandum of Understanding will be signed with 12 incubator centres in the region (please refer to Appendix 1 for details) at the Expo to promote knowledge and experience exchange, deepen  the understanding of the GBA I&T opportunities and capabilities among local innovators. Exhibitions of these incubator centres will also be on display, showcasing the leading innovation achievements in the GBA.

 

Details of “The HKIE Innovation Expo”:

 

Keynote Webinars (please refer to Appendix 2 for details)

 

The HKIE has arranged webinars on technology-, construction-, electrical and mechanical-related solutions as well as specialised engineering solutions and engineering-related innovative experience sharing. Experts from different I&T institutions and organisations are invited to share their innovative products or solutions and valuable experiences in research and development phase. Keynote Speakers will discuss the innovative technology of nano-bubble technology, tunnel boring technology and bio-concrete.

 

Exhibitions (please refer to Appendix 3 for details)

 

The Exhibition comprises three major parts – I&T industry sharing (local and GBA), awarded works of The HKIE Innovation Award, and winning entries of school competitions. 

 

Government departments, engineering and innovation enterprises, incubation centres from the Mainland and Divisions of the HKIE will exhibit ideas and innovative projects of great significance to social development.

 

Since 2008, “The HKIE Innovation Award” has become an annual and signature event of the HKIE that encourages members to realise their innovative ideas. Some of the outstanding award-winning works will be exhibited, and many of them have evolved from preliminary ideas to applicable solutions in engineering projects and in daily life.

 

With a view to inspiring the next generation of I&T talents, the HKIE has held the “Engineers of Our Next Generation” video competition for primary students to enhance their awareness of the important engineering projects around them and the new technologies adopted in these projects. For secondary students, the HKIE Presidents’ Protégés Club organised “‘Smart Health’ Workshops and Prototype Design Competition” to facilitate students’ involvement in public health issues, and offer them firsthand experience in solving real life problems with engineering knowledge. The winning works of the two competitions will be exhibited in the Expo.

 

Finale of The HKIE Enginpreneurs Award

 

In addition to primary and secondary school competitions, the HKIE organises “The HKIE Enginpreneurs Award” this year, which takes the idea of “Engineer” and “Entrepreneur”. It aims to encourage engineering talents who aspire to participate in I&T activities to start their journey.

 

The Award was divided into two groups, “The HKIE Enginpreneurs Award” for HKIE members and “The HKIE Enginpreneurs Award – Young Innovators” for tertiary students. Shortlisted teams from the members group will compete by giving a 1-minute elevator pitch in the finale, which will be broadcast live online.

 

The HKIE Innovation Expo

Date: 12 – 13 June 2021 (The virtual platform will be open until 31 August 2021)

Website:  https://seminar.hkie-innoexpo.hk/survey/pre-registration  (Pre-registration has begun)

Admission: Free of charge

Enquiry:  innoexpo@hkie.org.hk / 2895 4446

 

For more details about “The HKIE Innovation Expo”, please visit www.hkie-innoexpo.hk.

 

For media enquiries, please contact:

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Corporate Communications Section

 Tel: 2895 4446

Fax: 2882 6825

Email: innoexpo@hkie.org.hk

 

Appendix (click here to download):

  1. List of incubator centres in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) which will sign the Memoranda of Understanding
  2. Introduction and schedule of Keynote Webinars
  3. List of exhibitors

 

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Ir Prof P L Yuen, President of the HKIE (left) and Ir Prof Adam Choy, Chairman of the Organising Committee for The HKIE Innovation Expo (right) co-hosted the media briefing of “The HKIE Innovation Expo”

 

Ir Prof P L Yuen, President of the HKIE (left) and Ir Prof Adam Choy, Chairman of the Organising Committee for The HKIE Innovation Expo (right) publicise “The HKIE Innovation Expo”

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19 April 2021
香港工程師學會 發展人工島意見書的理據分析 Views from The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers on Studies Related to Artificial Islands in the Central Waters

(香港,2021年4月19日) 香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 留意到林超英先生在本月18日於《明報》副刊撰文,對本學會及其執委會成員提出嚴重不實指控,對此學會現正作出以下嚴正回應:

 

過往林超英先生已就政府擬發展人工島一事多次發表公開文章,並已非首次對本學會作出沒有理據的指控。學會已於去年12月16日,以科學、客觀及理性的角度,發出新聞稿澄清並作出鄭重回應。詳見隨附的新聞稿1

 

關於人工島海平面高度的推算

 

關於發展人工島,學會一直強調必須考慮氣候變化帶來的影響,如海平面上升及風暴潮等因素,任何填海工程都必須經詳細研究,方能設定實質填海造地高度。

 

學會認為,關於人工島的造地高度推算必須基於合理推斷,這正是專業工程師一向秉持的工作原則及態度。就有關推算香港在世紀末平均海平面高度會上升約0.49米的說法,是根據聯合國的政府間氣候變化專門委員會 (IPCC) 在2014年公布的《第五份評估報告》 (AR5),及按照其後190多個國家在2016年所簽訂的《巴黎協定》中的減排目標所推算,估計中高 (RCP6.0) 或中低 (RCP4.5) 溫室氣體濃度的情景,較其他情景更有可能出現。其減排目標為限制全球平均氣溫升幅不超於工業革命前攝氏兩度的水平,並且努力限制在1.5度之內。

 

林超英先生引述美國商務部轄下美國國家海洋及大氣管理局 (NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) 在2017年發布的報告,是假設我們在持續高温室氣體濃度 (即RCP8.52) 的情況下 (即人類繼續按現時的生活方式,不加強減排措施),在本世紀末 (即2100年),平均海平面有機會上升達2.5米,而發生的機率僅約0.1%。事實上,全球有眾多不同機構,各自以不同假設作出推算,NOAA的2017年報告只屬其中之一。就此,學會在去年12月新聞稿中已作出有關回應。

 

應對全球暖化是各國政府及人們的共同責任,所以學會鼓勵市民一起共同參與減少溫室氣體排放3;專業工程師在設計工程項目時,都會將全球暖化的因素考慮在內。我們樂見最近中美發表聯合聲明4,同意合作應對氣候變化危機,並與其他國家攜手解決,加強落實《巴黎協定》,包括實現上述減排目標,制定各自實現碳中和/溫室氣體淨零排放的長期策略。

 

以弱波石、緩衝區來應對氣候變化帶來的影響

 

學會必須指出,專業工程師在解決不同的工程問題,一般不會只採用單一方案。在填海工程方面,專業工程師會以專業、科學、客觀、不偏不倚的態度研究不同的可行方案,應付未來全球海平面上升、風暴潮等極端天氣對沿岸主要基礎設施所帶來的影響。

 

提升填海主水平基準,建設、加高或設置具反彈海浪作用的擋浪牆、加建巨型石塊興建的斜面海堤或設置弱波石、設計沿海緩衝區、建設海旁較高的綠化地帶等,均是可符合成本效益的工程方案組成部分,而國際間在這方面亦累積豐富經驗。

 

100年荷載重遇期之考慮

 

根據資料,在全球不少國家或地區,包括美國、澳洲、英國、中國及香港等,在其設計海事工程的設計手冊或指引上,就一般海事工程均採用100年荷載重遇期作為設計準則,而並非如林先生所說「一向採取200年的視野」。當然,個別基建項目可根據其特殊情況,考慮更長的重遇期作設計。

 

在發展人工島方面,學會一直強調其發展規劃必須考慮氣候變化帶來的影響,如海平面上升及風暴潮等因素。學會認為,任何填海工程,均須經詳細研究方能設定實質填海造地高度,而建造更高的海堤、設置弱波石或在沿海地區規劃更寬的海濱長廊等,可增強人工島適應氣候變化的能力,以應付海平面上升或風暴潮等潛在影響。

 

有關發展規劃,政府將進行相關研究,學會未來會繼續以工程專業知識就人工島發展提供意見,同時繼續會密切留意聯合國對氣候變化的最新報告,就着海事工程的設計標準發表意見。

 

對於有個別人士、團體或機構,持續對學會作出不實或具誹謗性的指控或報導,香港工程師學會保留一切法律權利。


如欲垂詢,請與香港工程師學會聯絡。

 

電話:2895 4446
傳真:2882 6825
電郵:corpcom@hkie.org.hk

 

 

[1] 香港工程師學會 發展人工島意見書之理據分析 https://hkie.org.hk/zh-hant/news/press_release_detail/97/  

[2] RCP是Representative Concentration Pathways(代表濃度路徑)的英文縮寫,簡單來說是不同程度暖化路徑的人為溫室氣體排放量「情境假設」。RCP8.5是指大氣輻射力持續的增加到大於8.5W/m2,令全球變暖。

[3] Climate Ready @ HK - Individual Actions https://www.climateready.gov.hk/page.php?id=38&lang=1  

[4] 來源:https://news.now.com/home/international/player?newsId=431522&refer=Share  

 


 

(19 April 2021, Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) noted that Mr LAM Chiu Ying wrote an article in the Supplement Section of Ming Pao Daily News on 18 April 2021, which made serious and false accusations against the HKIE and its Executive Member. The HKIE hereby provides the following stern response.

 

In the past, Mr LAM has made public his views towards the HKSAR Government's plan to develop artificial islands in the Central Waters on different occasions. It is also not the first time that Mr LAM made unfounded accusations against the HKIE. On 16 December 2020, the HKIE issued a press release to sternly respond to such unfounded accusations with clarifications from a scientific, objective and rational perspective. Please refer to the relevant press release for more details1.

 

Projected Changes in Mean Sea Level

 

For the construction of artificial islands, the HKIE has always maintained that impacts due to climate change have to be considered and these shall include effects brought by sea level rise (SLR) and storm surge. The Institution advocates that detailed and scientific studies shall be undertaken before one can determine the designed formation level for the reclamation.

 

The HKIE believes that in determining the designed formation level, one has to adopt a reasonable and practical approach in making the relevant assumptions and estimations. Such practice is indeed part and parcel of the engineering profession. The concerned projection for the rise of average sea level by approximately 0.49 metre by the end of the century is actually derived from the "Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)" published in 2014 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the United Nations and the subsequent greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target stated in the "Paris Agreement" signed by over 190 countries in 2016. It was predicted that the scenarios of medium-high (RCP6.0) or medium-low (RCP4.5) greenhouse gas concentration were the more likely scenarios that would happen when compared with other scenarios. The emission reduction under these scenarios target to limit global warming to within 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and to endeavour keeping this within 1.5°C.

 

The report as quoted by Mr LAM was published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the Department of Commerce of the United States in 2017. The report projects that the mean sea level rise will reach up to 2.5 metres by the end of Century. This projection was premised on the assumption that human lifestyle remained unchanged and there were no heightened measures for reducing GHG emission; and hence, the greenhouse gas maintains at a high concentration level (i.e. RCP8.52). However, the probability of such occurrence is merely 0.1%. In fact, there are many different organisations in the world making SLR projections based on different assumptions and calculations. The report from the NOAA in 2017 is just one of the many. The HKIE has already responded in this regard in its press statement of December 2020.

 

It is common knowledge that collective efforts of all governments and perhaps the whole mankind are required to tackle global warming. To this end, the HKIE encourages all citizens to join hands to help reduce emissions of greenhouse gases3. In designing work, engineers do take the impact of global warming into account. The HKIE is pleased to learn that China and the United States have come up with a joint declaration4 recently, agreeing upon their collaborations in tackling climate change, and work together with other countries to accelerate the implementation of the "Paris Agreement" including the realisation of the aforementioned GHG emission reduction target and the formulation of long-term carbon neutrality/net zero emissions strategic plans in their respective countries.

 

Tackling Climate Impacts with Dolosse or Buffer Zones

 

The HKIE wishes to point out that when confronted with engineering problems, engineers seldom confine themselves to a unique solution. For reclamation projects, engineers will conduct research on various feasible solutions in a professional, scientific and objective manner with a view to overcoming the challenges to major coastal infrastructure due to severe weather brought by SLR and storm surge, etc.

 

There are in fact various engineering solutions which are cost effective and well proven for the purpose. To name a few, these may include raising the formation level of the reclamations; building or elevating reflective type wave walls; constructing armour rock type sloping seawalls or placing dolosse to dissipate wave energy; creating coastal buffer or building higher green zones along the coast. There is much international experience in this respect.

 

One in a Hundred Years Return Period

 

From records, many countries around the globe, including the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, China and Hong Kong, have adopted the 1:100 years return period as design criteria for port works engineering in their relevant manuals or guidelines, instead of the "1:200 years return period" stated by Mr LAM. Obviously, a longer return period can be considered for individual infrastructure project depending on special circumstances or merits.

 

In the planning for the artificial islands, the HKIE has been emphasising that impacts of climate change including SLR and severe storm surge must be thoroughly considered. The HKIE believes that it is essential to conduct detailed study in any reclamation projects before deciding on the designed formation level. Constructing higher and more effective seawalls, installation of dolosse or planning for wider coastal buffer corridors will help the new reclamations in adapting to climate change challenges.

 

We understand that the Government will soon conduct detailed studies in relation to planning for the development of the artificial islands. The HKIE will continue to provide our professional advices relevant to the issues in question. We will also remain vigilant to the latest reports on climate change issued by the United Nations and give our opinions regarding the suitable standards of port works engineering design.

 

The HKIE reserves all its legal rights against individuals, groups or organisations should false or defamatory accusations be made against the Institution.

 

For media enquiries, please contact the HKIE:

Tel:2895 4446

Fax:2882 6825

Email:corpcom@hkie.org.hk

 

 

[1] 香港工程師學會 發展人工島意見書之理據分析https://hkie.org.hk/zh-hant/news/press_release_detail/97/

[2] RCP refers to Representative Concentration Pathways which are the scenarios about different concentration levels of greenhouse gas emitted. RCP8.5 represents the continuous atmospheric radiation increase to over 8.5W/m2 resulting in global warming.

[3] Climate Ready @ HK - Individual Actions https://www.climateready.gov.hk/page.php?id=38&lang=1

[4] Source: https://news.now.com/home/international/player?newsId=431522&refer=Share

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25 February 2021
香港工程師學會對《二零二一至二二財政年度政府財政預算案》之回應 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Response to the 2021-22 Budget

(香港,2021 年 2 月 25 日) 就財政司司長於二月二十四日發表之《二零二一至二二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:

 

鑑於過去一年,本港經濟承受著疫情及外圍環境因素所帶來的前所未有壓力,學會全力支持政府今年以「穩經濟、紓民困」為財政預算案重點方向。

 

在穩經濟之前,當務之急是遏止疫情,讓香港早日重回正軌。學會喜見政府採納學會建議,從源頭解決渠管傳播病毒風險,資助老舊樓宇業主進行渠管維修或提升工程。學會亦歡迎政府運用《建築物條例》,按風險有序地助「三無」大廈業主進行工程。要根治源頭,學會重新促請政府設立渠務員註冊制度,並由 合資格工程師進行監督。

 

學會亦支持政府強化本港醫療系統,全力推進第一個十年醫院發展計劃,並籌備第二個十年計劃。我們期望政府能加快發展智能醫療服務以及醫院基建包括加建隔離病房及相關設施管理系統,為市民提供更安全高效的醫療服務。

對於疫後重建經濟,學會歡迎政府加快推動金融科技,發展數碼經濟,投資創科基建與科技研發,資助初創的創科企業及僱員培訓,為各行各業轉型提供發展優勢,加速數碼轉型,以迎合由疫情所帶動的新消費模式及市場需要。

 

在金融經濟方面,學會期望政府加大力度,與大灣區發展科技創新的協同合作,以及推動港深合作,建設國際資訊科技樞紐,加快資金、人員和生產要素雙向流動,讓港商及青年人能充份把握大灣區發展機遇。

 

一直以來,基建投資對振興經濟有莫大幫助,學會欣見未來數年基本工程計劃開支年均超過1,000億元,亦支持政府著力推動工務工程數碼化,以有效監察項目表現,優化管理,並積極推動「組裝合成」建築法,增加建築效率及質量,以加快公營房屋的建造及供應,改善民生。學會亦建議政府需在推行工程同時, 著力人力資源的規劃配合以及人才的培訓。

 

就發展局預留600萬元成立「精英學院」,專門培訓工程項目領導人員,學會認為這是政府重視工程專業發展的體現,相信學院的成立,會為政府中層管理人員提供有系統的培訓,提升工程業界的專業技能和項目推展能力,令公共資源 能更有效地運用,培育工程專才。

 

在增加土地供應方面,學會支持政府推動「一地多用」計劃,並建議政府加快研究40多幅「政府、機構或社區」用地加入「一地多用」計劃的可行性,為市民提供更優裕的生活空間。

 

為將香港構建成綠色城市,學會歡迎政府定下更進取的減碳排放策略和措施,並支持政府推動綠色交通計劃,如發展電動汽車取代燃油車,以減低碳排放的 污染。

 

人才培訓對香港未來發展起關鍵作用,學會樂見政府致力推動STEM教育,包括撥款2億多元將「中學IT創新實驗室」計劃推展至小學。另外,學會亦支持政府資助本地大學理工科學生參與創科行業短期實習的先導計劃恆常化。學會相信有關措施能為本港提供更多創科人才,支撐未來的創科發展。加上政府在 未來兩年每年注資 47.5 億以支持 17 個資助計劃及 50 多個研發實驗室未來 3 年 的工作,將推進香港創科的發展。

 

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。

 

如欲垂詢,請與香港工程師學會聯絡。

 

電話:2895 4446
傳真:2882 6825
電郵:corpcom@hkie.org.hk

 


 

(2 March 2021, Hong Kong) With regards to the 2021-22 Budget delivered by the Financial Secretary on 24 February 2021, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) holds the following views:

 

The HKIE fully supports the major focuses of the Budget on “stabilising the economy and relieving people’s burden” in the light of the unprecedented pressures resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic and the external factors imposed on the economy of Hong Kong in the previous year.

 

Before stabilising the economy, the pressing task of top priority is to contain the pandemic and to have our society back on track. The HKIE is pleased to note that the Administration has taken advice from the HKIE to subsidise the owners of old buildings to carry out drainage repair or enhancement works for the prevention of virus spread through drainage pipes at source. We also welcome the Administration to exercise the power under the Buildings Ordinance in helping owners of the “three-nil” buildings to carry out the work. To fight the pandemic at source, HKIE urges the Administration to establish a registration system for drainage services officers under the supervision of qualified engineers.

 

The HKIE also supports the strengthening of the public healthcare system in Hong Kong by pressing ahead with the implementation of the first 10-year Hospital Development Plan (HDP) and the planning of the second 10-year HDP. We hope that the Administration can foster the development of smart medical services and infrastructure, including the construction of additional isolation wards and relevant facilities management system to provide safer and more efficient medical services to the public.

 

On the restoration of economy after the pandemic, the HKIE welcomes the Administration to accelerate the development of financial technology, the promotion of digital economy, the investment on I&T infrastructure and R&D, and the provision of subsidy to technology start-ups and employee training, in creating advantages for digital transformation in different industries so as to cope with the new consumption patterns and market needs derived from the pandemic.

 

For finance and economy, HKIE urges the Administration to step up its efforts on the collaboration with the Greater Bay Area (GBA) in developing innovation technology and fostering co-operation between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in setting up an international I&T hub to facilitate a two-way flow of funds, people and factors of production so that Hong Kong’s business and youths can seize the opportunities in the GBA.

Investing in infrastructure proves to be an effective way to revive the economy. HKIE is pleased to note that the annual expenditure of capital works in the coming years is exceeding HK$100 billion. We also support the digitalisation of public works for better monitoring of project performance and for better management With the Government’s promotion of Modular Integrated Construction (MiC), HKIE believes that construction efficiency and quality will be enhanced which expedite the construction and supply of public housing to improve people’s livelihood. The HKIE suggests the Administration to put efforts on human resource and talent planning and training whist implementing the projects.

 

Regarding the establishment of the Centre of Excellence for Major Project Leaders (CoE) by the Development Bureau with HK$6 million, HKIE sees the Administration’s determination in the professional development of the engineering industry. With the setup of the CoE, systematic training for mid-tier managers in the Administration will be provided which will equip the managers with professional skills and project delivery capability. Public resources can therefore be utilised more effectively for the nurturing of engineering professionals.

 

For increasing land supply, HKIE supports the implementation of "single site, multiple use" model and recommends the Administration to accelerate the study on the feasibility of integrating the aforesaid model into over 40 “Government, Institution or Community” (GIC) sites to provide better living spaces for the people of Hong Kong.

 

To transform Hong Kong into a green city, the HKIE welcomes the setting out of a more proactive strategies and measures to reduce carbon emission and supports the promotion of green transport, including the development of electric vehicles for the replacement of fuel-propelled private cars to reduce air pollution.

 

Talent training is important for the future development of Hong Kong. HKIE is delighted to learn that the Administration has put great effort in promoting STEM education, which includes setting aside over HK$200 million to extend the IT Innovation Lab in Secondary Schools Programme to primary schools. HKIE also supports the Administration to regularise the pilot scheme which provides subsidy to students who study science and technology in local universities to enrol in short-term I&T related internships. We believe the measures can nurture more I&T talents for Hong Kong’s future development in innovation and technology. In addition, the Administration will inject HK$4,750 million annually to support 17 funding schemes and the work of over 50 R&D laboratories in the next three years, further accelerating the development of I&T in Hong Kong.

 

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

For media enquiries, please contact:

 

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Corporate Communications Section
Tel: 2895 4446

Fax: 2882 6825
Email: corpcom@hkie.org.hk

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