12 October 2018
香港工程師學會 《二零一八年施政報告》之回應 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Response to the Chief Executive’s 2018 Policy Address

(香港,二零一八年十月十二日) 香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 歡迎行政長官剛發表的《二零一八年施政報告》(下稱「施政報告」),包括「明日大嶼」願景﹑發展棕地﹑活化工廈﹑提升升降機和扶手電梯安全等多項措施,當中見到不少是肯定學會的建議。

 

學會認同施政報告積極回應市民最關注的土地房屋議題。在房屋供應方面,學會支持政府撥地協助重建舊屋邨,以增加房屋單位供應,同時公屋長者寬敞戶調遷計劃可更快及針對性地滿足需較長時間輪候大單位的家庭需求。學會亦建議政府可考慮制定相關方案,加強協助香港永久性居民首次置業,以減輕市民的居住成本,特別是讓年輕家庭得到安居,進而謀求更大發展以貢獻香港。在土地供應方面,學會支持施政報告中提及研究開發棕地及重啟工廈活化計劃,善用現有土地資源。

 

學會樂見政府發展「明日大嶼」的願景,支持馬上展開建造人工島的研究和設計工作,並認同以運輸基建先行為其中一脈發展主軸。就「明日大嶼」及其運輸基建網絡的發展,學會建議政府展開整體運輸策略研究,注入智慧出行的元素,以協調未來城市發展及優化整體交通網絡。學會同時期望政府即將成立「明日大嶼」的專責統籌辦事處能積極諮詢工程及各相關專業團體,以加快落實計劃及開展工程。

 

學會同意一系列新措施從宜居城市環境方向去改善路邊空氣質素,及歡迎政府鼓勵市民使用新能源車輛的舉措,同時建議政府進一步推行措施以提升電動車的普及程度。為紓緩交通擠塞的情況,學會建議政府引入「用者自付」原則的交通擠塞收費計劃,並將其收入用作改善公共交通,同時盡快制定新鐵路項目的時間表。另外,學會亦支持將所收到的環保徵費用作支持環境保護項目。

 

就多元經濟方面,學會支持成立「粵港澳大灣區建設督導委員會」,全面統籌參與粵港澳大灣區建設,同時支持香港參與和推進「一帶一路」建設。學會尤其希望政府能夠協助香港專業人士於「一帶一路」及粵港澳大灣區規劃上爭取更多發展機會。

 

學會支持成立10億元的「建造業創新及科技基金」,鼓勵業界廣泛運用創新科技,大大推動建造業發展,同時在培育本地科研人才﹑加速再工業化﹑進行升降機優化工程等方面投放額外資源,以及有計劃將部門數據公開予公眾參考。我們亦期望政府能進一步向私人項目及重建項目推廣建築信息模型 (BIM) 技術,優化整體的工程項目管理以及往後工程系統設施的高效營運管理。

 

學會認同施政報告中提及「人才是香港向前邁進的最重要元素,而教育就是培育人才的關鍵」。學會歡迎政府繼續推動STEM (科學、科技、工程及數學) 教育,培養學生對創科的興趣,並促請政府與各持份者合作,吸引年輕人和外地專才加入本地STEM專業,同時密切關注未來工程從業員的人手需求,以配合各項大型工程基建的推展。

 

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


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(12 October 2018, Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) welcomes the new initiatives and measures in the 2018 Policy Address of the Chief Executive, such as Lantau Tomorrow Vision, developing brownfield sites, revitalising industrial buildings and enhancing lift and escalator safety, and is pleased to note that many of earlier proposals to the Administration have been affirmed in the strategic plan.

 

The HKIE agrees to the Administration’s response in the Policy Address on land and housing issues which are of much concern to the public. Regarding housing supply, the HKIE supports the redevelopment of aged estates to increase the supply of housing units. The new initiative of encouraging elderly public housing tenants to move to smaller units can also help shorten the waiting time of public housing for those bigger-sized families. We suggest the Administration to consider introducing relevant policies in enhancing the assistance to Hong Kong permanent residents for their first-time home purchases in order to reduce their cost of living, in particular to support young families solving their housing need so that they could pursue better development to contribute to Hong Kong. As for land supply, the HKIE supports the Administration to explore the feasibility of developing brownfield sites and reactivating the revitalisation scheme for industrial buildings to make effective use of the existing land resources.

 

The HKIE is pleased to see the Lantau Tomorrow Vision (the Vision) and supports the Administration to immediately commence the study on the construction of artificial islands. We support that one of the key development axles of the Vision is to accord priority to transport infrastructure development. For the Vision and its planning on transport infrastructure development, the Administration is suggested to carry out a comprehensive transport strategy study with inclusion of smart mobility elements so as to coordinate future development of and optimise the overall transportation network. The HKIE expects that the dedicated coordination office to be set up for the Vision will fully engage different professional bodies including the engineering sector to facilitate the implementation of the related plans and projects.

 

The HKIE agrees a series of new initiatives from the perspective of building an environment of a livable city to improve roadside air quality. We welcome the Administration to promote the use of new energy vehicles and hope that more measures can be introduced to push for the popularity of electric vehicles. To alleviate the traffic congestion problem, the HKIE suggests the Administration to introduce a “user pays principle” congestion charging scheme and work out a timetable for the new railway line projects. The levy from the congestion charging scheme should be used for improving public transport. Also, the levies obtained from relevant environmental protection charging schemes should be diverted to support other environmental protection measures.

 

For the development of a diversified economy, the HKIE supports the setup of the Steering Committee for the Development of the Greater Bay Area to be responsible for the overall coordination, and agrees Hong Kong to advance full participation in and contribution to the Belt and Road Initiative. We particularly hope that the Administration can facilitate Hong Kong professionals to strive for opportunities along the Belt and Road Initiative and the Greater Bay Area development.

 

The HKIE supports the setup of the $1 billion Construction Innovation and Technology Fund to encourage wider adoption of innovative technologies which will largely help promote the industry development. The HKIE also supports the Administration to inject extra resources to nurture local research talents, boost the re-industralisation, expedite lift modernisation, and plan to open up the Government’s data for the public. We propose that the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) can be promoted to private and redevelopment projects to optimise the overall performance of project management as well as subsequent operations management of systems and facilities.

 

The HKIE agrees that “talent is the most important element in Hong Kong’s continued development, and education is the key to nurturing talent” as mentioned in the Policy Address. The HKIE is pleased to note that the Administration will continue to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education to unleash students’ potentials in innovation and science. We look forward to close collaboration of the Administration with the stakeholders to attract young people and overseas talent to join the STEM profession in Hong Kong. In order to provide sufficient quality manpower to support the upcoming infrastructure development, the Administration is suggested to regularly review the future manpower needs.

 

The Institution will endeavour to provide advice to the Administration with our engineering expertise to proceed and build a better Hong Kong together.

 

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