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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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16 August 2019
香港工程師學會理事會呼籲 停止暴力、放下成見、共同努力
The Council of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Appeals to Cease Violence, Put Aside Differences, and Work Together

(香港,二零一九年八月十六日) 《逃犯條例》修訂草案自六月起引發連串爭議和衝突,並且愈演愈烈。香港工程師學會理事會 (下稱學會理事會) 對現況發展感到十分憂慮,亦擔心社會繼續撕裂。學會理事會反對任何形式的暴力,為使社會及早回復秩序,呼籲社會各界盡快為事情降溫。

 

學會理事會關注社會氣氛已經影響民生各個範疇,市民平日上班憂慮港鐵運作被阻,乘車或駕車遇到堵路大塞車,出國旅行或公幹面對機場運作被阻影響航班,社會不能正常運作。這個地方已經變成我們不認識的香港。遊客卻步、商户停業,數百萬市民生活在不安中。暴力和破壞造成人與人之間的分歧,家庭成員和朋友意見相左,使人低沉抑鬱。我們理解大部分香港市民都希望以和平方法表達訴求,也見到緊守崗位的公職人員在過去一段時間的付出,而暴力和破壞只會令社會亂象橫生。

 

政府應繼續主動聯繫社會各界,共同努力修補各方關係。

 

香港已經滿目瘡痍,我們必須痛定思痛,盡快止住亂局,帶動社會修補裂痕,共同向前。香港七百多萬市民應當攜手協力,為我們自己,也為下一代,同心同德地遏止所有暴力和亂象,共同建設一個更美好的香港!


香港工程師學會理事會

 


 

(Hong Kong, 16 August 2019) Since June 2019, the proposed Extradition Bill has led to a spate of disputes and conflicts which has intensified in the past few weeks. The Council of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE Council) is gravely disheartened and concerned about the current situation and further dissension in the society. The HKIE Council opposes violence of any kind and urges all parties to work together to ease off the current tensions as quickly as possible for the sake of early restoration of good order.

 

The HKIE Council is concerned that the current atmosphere in society has affected all aspects of life in Hong Kong. Citizens going to work are worried about the disruption of the railway service; road users are worried about traffic jams due to road blockades; business and leisure travellers are also anxious that their flights may be affected due to disruption of airport operations. Normal operation of society has been interfered. This is no longer the Hong Kong that we know. Tourists step back; shops are closed; and millions of citizens are living in anxiety. Divisiveness in society springs from violence and disruption, resulting in conflict of opinions among friends and family members. All these cause people to feel depressed. We understand that the majority of Hong Kong people wish to express their views peacefully. We have also seen civil servants who religiously carry out their duties with perseverance and commitment. Disruption and violence will only lead to a chaotic society.

 

The Government should continue to take the initiative to communicate with all sectors of the community, and all sectors should join hands together to work towards reconciliation.

 

Looking at the ravaged city of Hong Kong, we should learn from the experience and put an end to the chaos as soon as possible, as well as fix social rifts and take our society forward. We, as with over seven million people of Hong Kong, should work together, for ourselves and for our future generations, to end all the violence and social unrest, and to strive for a better Hong Kong.


The Council of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

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19 June 2019
香港工程師學會第45屆會長余錫萬工程師 教澤廣被 源遠流長 The 45th HKIE President Ir Ringo Yu Shek-man Knowledge Transfer・Our Commitment for the Future

(香港,2019年6月19日) 香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 欣然公布余錫萬工程師於2019年6月18日舉行的第44屆會員周年大會上榮任第45屆會長,而上任會長一職由陳國璋工程師擔任。

 

余會長致力於任內與會員攜手努力,為學會及工程業界,以及整體社會謀求發展,共創更美好的明天。

 

余會長闡述「教澤廣被 源遠流長」將會是學會本年度的主題。他強調在香港內外推廣工程專業,是學會其中一項重點工作,並會繼續致力培養年青人對工程專業的興趣。他期望讓年青會員能多參與其中,協助籌劃有效吸引年青人的活動。余會長於周年大會上提到:「會員的積極參與,能促進交流、互動和分享,對推動追求優質工程和專業發展尤為關鍵。」

 

余會長憑藉其豐富的專業經驗,以及服務業界的熱誠,必能在其任內透過分享其經驗,提升各持份者對工程專業的理解,帶領學會持續發揮優質工程專業。

 

在周年大會當天,源栢樑博士、工程師及鍾國輝工程師亦獲選連任為副會長;而卜國明工程師則獲大會選為新任副會長。本年度獲大會推選之5位理事分別為梁敏儀工程師;梁耀康工程師;馬紹祥教授、工程師;鄧銘心工程師及鄧懷德工程師。有關2019/2020年度理事會之名單,請參閱附錄。

 

如欲查詢,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︰corpcom@hkie.org.hk

 

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香港工程師學會第45屆會長余錫萬工程師 (右) 與上任會長陳國璋工程師 (左)

 

附件:
1. 余錫萬工程師簡歷
2. 2019/2020年度理事會名單

 


 

(Hong Kong, 19 June 2019) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (The HKIE) is pleased to announce the installation of Ir Ringo Yu Shek-man as the 45th President for Session 2019/2020 at The HKIE 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 18 June 2019. Ir Thomas Chan Kwok-cheung is the Immediate Past President.

 

President Ir Yu is dedicated to working hand in hand with members to achieve their common goals for the benefit and advancement of the Institution, the engineering profession, and the community.

 

In his speech, Ir Yu stated that “Knowledge Transfer・Our Commitment for the Future” will be the theme for the Institution for the year ahead. He emphasised that promoting engineering within and beyond Hong Kong is one of the core missions of the Institution, and he would strive to continue cultivating the younger generations’ interest in the profession, particularly through engaging young members of the Institution to develop effective measures towards the youngsters. “Members’ engagement in the Institution’s activities is important in facilitating networking, interaction and sharing, which are key to fostering a culture of pursuing engineering excellence and professional development,” Ir Yu added.

 

With his extensive professional experience, strong commitment and enthusiasm in serving the profession, Ir Yu is well positioned in representing and leading the HKIE to sustain excellence, particularly in sharing his professional experience with members and the public, enabling better understanding of the engineering profession among different stakeholders.

 

Ir Dr Yuen Pak-leung and Ir Edwin K F Chung were successfully re-elected as the Vice Presidents. Ir Aaron K M Bok was elected Vice President for this Session on the day of AGM. The five new Elected Ordinary Members of the Council are Ir Mandy M Y Leung, Ir Leung Yiu-hong, Ir Prof Eric S C Ma, Ir Michelle M S Tang and Ir Tang Whai-tak. Please refer to the attached list of all Council Members of the HKIE for Session 2019/2020.

 

For enquiries, please contact:
The Corporate Communications Section of the HKIE
Tel : 2895 4446
Fax : 2882 6825
Email : corpcom@hkie.org.hk

 

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The 45th President of the HKIE, Ir Ringo Yu Shek-man (right) and the Immediate Past President, Ir Thomas Chan Kwok-cheung (left)

 

Attachment:
1. Biography of Ir Ringo Yu Shek-man
2. Full list of Council Members of the HKIE for Session 2019/2020

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10 June 2019
「國際工程聯盟大會2019」正式開幕 International Engineering Alliance Meetings 2019 Opens Today

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(香港,二零一九年六月十日) 「國際工程聯盟大會2019」 (下稱「大會」) 由香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 主辦,於2019年6月9日至14日假香港九龍東皇冠假日酒店舉行,旨在為國際工程聯盟成員提供平台,討論共同關心的工程教育及專業資格議題,以促進交流,並通過一系列國際性協議,確立國際認可的工程教育標準和實踐水平。為期一周的大會每屆都在不同城市舉辦,而今屆大會吸引了近200位來自世界各地的代表出席。學會十分榮幸邀得香港特別行政區政務司司長張建宗擔任大會開幕典禮主禮嘉賓,為大會揭開序幕。

 

國際工程聯盟 (International Engineering Alliance, IEA) 是一個全球性非牟利組織,當中包括28個國家/地區的37個IEA成員,涵蓋7個國際協議。這些國際協議規範技術人員到專業工程師的工程教育及專業資格的認可性,涵蓋各個工程專業界別,從而提升工程專業人才的流動性。

 

香港工程界的專業水平獲得國際認可,為進一步鞏固及提升業界水平,學會一直積極與各地的專業團體交流及合作。學會是多個國際組織和協議的成員,例如華盛頓協議、悉尼協議、亞太工程師協議、國際工程師協議及國際工程技術員協議等。


如欲垂詢,請與「國際工程聯盟大會2019」秘書處聯絡。

 

電話:3151 8813
傳真:2590 0099
電郵:ieam2019@connexustravel.com

 

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國際工程聯盟大會2019主禮嘉賓香港特別行政區政務司司長張建宗 (前排中)、香港工程師學會會長余錫萬工程師 (前排左三)、大會組委會主席黃唯銘博士、工程師 (前排右三)、國際工程聯盟Governing Group Chair David HOLGER教授 (前排左二)、國際工程聯盟Governing Group Deputy Chair Damien OWENS先生 (前排右二)、贊助機構代表港鐵公司工場主管李劍雄先生 (前排左一) 、贊助機構代表中華電力有限公司總裁蔣東強工程師 (前排右一)、學會上任會長陳國璋工程師 (後排左三)、副會長源栢樑博士、工程師 (後排右三)、副會長鍾國輝工程師 (後排左二)、大會組委會成員黃耀新工程師 (後排右二) 和戚偉強工程師 (後排左一),以及學會秘書長阮高馨女士 (後排右一)。

 


 

(10 June 2019, Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) is hosting the International Engineering Alliance Meetings (IEAM) 2019 from 9 to 14 June 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East, with an aim to provide a phenomenal experience for International Engineering Alliance (IEA) members in reaching the international benchmarked standards for engineering education and expected competence for engineering practice through the serial of Educational Accords and Competence Agreements. The IEAM is an annual one-week working meeting hosting in different cities, and this year’s Meetings has attracted around 200 delegates across the world. The HKIE is honoured to have the Honourable Matthew CHEUNG Kin Chung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, to be our Guest-of-Honour at the Opening Ceremony.

 

The IEA is a global not-for-profit organisation comprising members from 37 jurisdictions within 28 countries/regions, across seven international accords and agreements. These international agreements govern the recognition of engineering education qualifications and professional competence from technician grade to professional engineers of all disciplines, which in turn enable mobility of the profession.

 

The professionalism of the Hong Kong engineering community is internationally recognised. To enhance the competence and professionalism of the industry, the HKIE actively communicates and cooperates with professional bodies in engineering around the world. The HKIE is the signatories/authorised members of several international organisations and agreements, such as the Washington Accord, Sydney Accord, APEC Engineering Agreement, International Professional Engineers Agreement and International Engineering Technologists Agreement.


For media enquiries, please contact:

 

Secretariat of International Engineering Alliance Meetings 2019
Tel: 3151 8813
Fax: 2590 0099
Email: ieam2019@connexustravel.com

 

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Group photo of the Guest of Honour, The Honourable Matthew CHEUNG (1st row, middle), Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government; Ir Ringo YU (1st row, left 3rd), President of the HKIE; Ir Dr Philco WONG (1st row, right 3rd), Chairman of the International Engineering Alliance Meetings (IEAM) 2019 Organising Committee; Prof David HOLGER (1st row, left 2nd), Chair of the Governing Group of the International Engineering Alliance (IEA); Mr Damien OWENS (1st row, right 2nd), Deputy Chair of the Governing Group of the IEA; Representatives of Sponsors: Mr LEE Kim Hung (1st row, left 1st), Head of Workshops of MTR Corporation Limited and Ir CHIANG Tung Keung (1st row, right 1st), Managing Director of CLP Power Hong Kong Limited; Ir Thomas CHAN (2nd row, left 3rd), Immediate Past President of the HKIE; Ir Dr YUEN Pak Leung (2nd row, right 3rd) and Ir Edwin CHUNG (2nd row, left 2nd), Vice Presidents of the HKIE; Ir Peter WONG (2nd row, right 2nd) and Ir Stephen CHIK (2nd row, left 1st), Members of the IEAM 2019 Organising Committee; and Mrs Monica YUEN (2nd row, right 1st), Chief Executive and Secretary of the HKIE.

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30 May 2019
香港工程師學會就近日沙田至中環線項目紅磡站擴建部分及其鄰近的建造工程調查委員會聆訊之會員通訊 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Message to Members on the recent hearing of the Commission of Inquiry into the Construction Works at and near the Hung Hom Station Extension under the Shatin to C

(香港,二零一九年五月三十日) 就近日沙田至中環線項目紅磡站擴建部分及其鄰近的建造工程調查委員會的聆訊,香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 會長余錫萬工程師於五月三十日就事件向會員發出會員通訊,其內容如下:

 

各位會員:

 

大家或許有留意到有關調查委員會已於今年五月二十七日開始延伸聆訊。

 

本人正密切關注事件的最新進展,對於公眾廣泛關注的事宜上,會以工程專業角度,將透過聲明作出解說,以釋除公眾疑慮。

 

本人重申,若有學會會員專業行為失當,將採取紀律行動,學會也會繼續以不偏不倚的態度,服務社會及工程專業。


香港工程師學會會長
余錫萬工程師

 

(以上為會員通訊之中文譯本,內容以英文版本為準)

 


 

(30 May 2019, Hong Kong) With regard to the recent hearing of the Commission of Inquiry into the Construction Works at and near the Hung Hom Station Extension under the Shatin to Central Link Project, a Message to Members (“Message”) by Ir Ringo S M YU, the President of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) was delivered to all members of the HKIE on 30 May 2019. The following is the Message:

 

Dear members,

 

You might be aware that the extended hearing of the Commission of Inquiry on the project of Hung Hom Station Extension Work had commenced on Monday, 27 May 2019.

 

I shall keep a close watch on the development and where there are issues causing extensive public concerns, I shall issue statements that would represent what the engineering profession considers correct either to echo the public’s concern or to disquiet those unconstructive and misconceived speculations.

 

I also wish to reiterate that the Institution will take disciplinary actions against those members that had been found professionally misbehaved. The Institution shall remain unbiased serving both the community and the profession.

 

Ir Ringo S M YU
President
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

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