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2022年06月11日
香港工程師學會創意獎2022頒獎典禮 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Prize Presentation Ceremony for The HKIE Innovation Award 2022

(香港,2022年6月11日) 香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 於今天舉行頒獎典禮暨迎新會,表揚「香港工程師學會創意獎2022」參賽者的創新思維。

 

學會每年均舉辦「香港工程師學會創意獎」,鼓勵會員發揮創新思維,並對他們在工程界及社會有貢獻的理念及應用予以肯定。「香港工程師學會創意獎」前身為「香港工程師學會青年會員創意獎」,共分兩個組別 —「香港工程師學會創意獎」及「香港工程師學會創意獎 (青年會員組)」。自2020年起,前者供所有會員參加,後者則讓35歲或以下的會員參與。兩個組別下再分設組別I —發明,以及組別 II—創新應用。

 

會長鍾國輝工程師對於今年收到的優秀參賽作品表示欣喜,「今年的『香港工程師學會創意獎』的得獎作品別具創意,希望這些發明能廣被採用,在環保、建造、醫療和環境等不同範疇作出貢獻。」

 

香港工程師學會創意獎2022

組別I —發明

馮憲平教授、工程師

獲獎作品:直接熱充電電池轉化廢熱為電能

組別II — 創新應用

何冠豪工程師、馮偉堅工程師、黃振才工程師及
郭紹延工程師

獲獎作品:轉體式建橋法

 

香港工程師學會創意獎(青年會員組)2022

組別I —發明

周柏康先生及吳展鴻先生

獲獎作品:為香港醫療系統開發智能鍋爐清潔及檢測機械人

組別II — 創新應用

梁婉婷女士

獲獎作品:小鐵牛 – 遙控清潔濕井水底機器車

 

 

香港工程師學會創意獎2022獲獎作品簡介

 

組別I —發明

得獎者:馮憲平教授、工程師

 

獲獎作品:直接熱充電電池轉化廢熱為電能

 

低溫廢熱存在於環境、初級能源轉化以至人體之中,但現時轉化低溫廢熱的技術一般面對成本高昂、複雜或效率太低等問題。馮憲平教授、工程師領導的團隊,研發了「直接熱充電電池」,能把低溫廢熱轉化為電力。

 

「直接熱充電電池」的原理是使用不對稱電極,以氧化石墨烯/鉑金納米顆粒為陰極,聚苯胺為陽極,在鐵二價離子與鐵三價離子的電解液中恆溫加熱,電池可自行充電及發電。電池單一元件的熱電轉換效率超過3.5%,即有效把3.5%的廢熱轉化成電能,較現時技術的少於1%顯著提高,每個元件體積約為1.5平方厘米,厚度僅1至1.5毫米,體積輕薄、成本廉宜、技術簡單,而且電池可以撓曲,為熱電轉化電池帶來根本性的改變。

 

馮教授、工程師相信,低溫廢熱是一種被忽視的可再生能源,隨著技術的突破,有助提升能源效益以及減少碳排放,對社會及經濟帶來莫大益處。

 

馮教授、工程師現時為香港城市大學先進設計與系統工程系教授。加入學術界前,曾於台灣積體電路製造公司和健鼎科技任職。通過成立初創公司,此發明正從學術研究向實際應用邁進。

 

組別II — 創新應用

得獎者:何冠豪工程師、馮偉堅工程師、黃振才工程師及郭紹延工程師

 

獲獎作品:轉體式建橋法

 

香港城市發展密度高,要在已發展的城市地區興建新的基礎設施,有時面臨不少挑戰。何冠豪工程師、馮偉堅工程師、黃振才工程師及郭紹延工程師的團隊,首度在港應用轉體式建橋法,在元朗Yoho Hub建造一條行車及一條行人天橋。

 

相關天橋座落於輕鐵電纜上方,周圍被主要交通幹道圍繞,連接位置亦十分接近元朗西鐵站的路軌,這些限制均增添工程難度。團隊參考街市常用的「秤」,兩座鋼結構橋樑均在南面地盤樓頂位置裝嵌建造,借助重達1,300噸的鋼坯作為「秤砣」,橋樑圍繞轉盤旋轉180度,直接越過輕軌鐵路及交通主幹道,最終分別下降到元朗站和北面站台,並使用新物料,降低轉動時所產生的摩擦阻力。

 

團隊僅用了四個午夜,便完成兩座天橋橫跨輕鐵路軌部分的工程。這種嶄新的橋樑施工方法,把對鐵路營運和道路使用者造成的干擾大幅降低,並使建築工人能夠在較低的高度進行所有鋼結構的裝嵌,提高施工安全。

 

本年度,學會亦同時頒發優異獎予參與組別I的王予紅工程師(獲獎作品:瀝青材料的微觀結構及其對瀝青工程特性影響的突破性研究進展)。

 

香港工程師學會創意獎 (青年會員組) 2022獲獎作品簡介

 

組別I —發明

得獎者:周柏康先生及吳展鴻先生

 

獲獎作品:為香港醫療系統開發智能鍋爐清潔及檢測機械人

 

新型冠狀病毒疫情當前,保護工作人員和病人免受傳染病的感染至關重要。周柏康先生及吳展鴻先生的團隊研發「智能鍋爐清潔及檢測機械人」,結合了人工智能、電腦視覺與模式識別技術,整個智能系統提高了鍋爐效率和可用性,以滿足醫院的供暖、洗衣和消毒需求。

 

疫情期間,工作人員不分晝夜以鍋爐高溫消毒手術器具、衣物等,以維持正常運作。工作人員需定期維修、保養、清潔及檢討運作流程,令醫院使用鍋爐消毒更具效率,但疫情導致住院病人急增、人手緊張,加上工作環境高溫潮濕,有時更需高空工作,同時工作具備一定重複性、勞工密集,衍生出以機械人取代人手的需求。此系統能減輕人手工作,並有效地識別與管道缺陷有關的圖像資訊,以便作出預測性維護。團隊曾實地考察,並向前線工作人員了解實質運作流程,確保機械人能滿足營運需要。

 

周先生及吳先生現職於機電工程署衞生工程部,與香港科技園公司創業培育計劃的初創企業合作研發此項發明,系統的設計已獲專利保護,除醫療行業外,亦可應用在酒店、食品和成衣工業。

 

組別II — 創新應用

得獎者:梁婉婷女士

 

獲獎作品:小鐵牛 – 遙控清潔濕井水底機器車

 

污水處理是城市可持續發展的重要一環。梁婉婷女士應用了聲納影像及定位技術,研發了命名為「小鐵牛」的遙控清潔濕井水底機器車,以取代現行以工作人員進入污水濕井進行清淤的密閉空間工作。

 

污水處理廠內的濕井是住宅、商業和工業污水的第一個接收點,日積月累之下,井底累積不同類型的沉積物,有時甚至已經硬化,難於清理。傳統的清淤工作,須由具備核准工人資格的工作人員進入濕井內進行。濕井屬於密閉空間,在內工作會有一定的安全風險,加上清淤工作只可於污水流量較低的時段進行,因此清淤效率低且成本高昂,若不處理沉積物,會對下游泵水系統的機件造成損耗,增加維修成本及降低泵水系統的效率。

 

梁女士檢視現時的運作模式,在渠務署灣仔東基本污水處理廠一個濕井實地試用機械人,證實能清理硬化的沉積物及監察井內環境,試用機械人後,灣仔東基本污水處理廠的維修時間亦明顯減少。此項創新發明不但能提高污水處理廠的運作效率及節省維修成本,更大大提升了有關工作的職業健康和安全水平。

 

梁女士現時任職渠務署機電工程師,期望可將該項發明進一步推展至其他類似環境的渠務署設施及水下工程中使用。

 

學會亦同時頒發優異獎予組別I的梁子超先生(獲獎作品:衛星一號:除泡機械人),以及組別II的葉讚鋒先生及洪信謙先生的團隊(獲獎作品:非接觸式震動測量方案於發電廠設備的應用)。

 

創新思維是推動社會進步的力量,學會期望各得獎者可運用創科力量,持續為香港的發展作出貢獻。

 

 

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:corpcom@hkie.org.hk

 

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會長鍾國輝工程師致辭

 

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會長鍾國輝工程師(中),高級副會長卜國明工程師(右二),副會長李志康博士、工程師(左二),副會長馬紹祥工程師 (右一),秘書長韓志強工程師(左一)與香港工程師學會創意獎2022得獎者合照,包括:

 

組別I —發明得獎者馮憲平教授、工程師 (右五),組別II —創新應用得獎者何冠豪工程師 (左四)、馮偉堅工程師(左五)、黃振才工程師(右四)及郭紹延工程師(右三),以及組別I —發明優異獎得獎者王予紅工程師(左三)

 

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會長鍾國輝工程師(中),高級副會長卜國明工程師(右二),副會長李志康博士、工程師(左二),副會長馬紹祥工程師 (右一),秘書長韓志強工程師(左一)與香港工程師學會創意獎 (青年會員組) 2022得獎者合照,包括:

 

組別I —發明得獎者周柏康先生(右三)、吳展鴻先生(左四),組別II —創新應用得獎者梁婉婷女士(右四) ,組別I —發明優異獎得獎者梁子超先生(左三)

 


 

(11 June 2022, Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) Prize Presentation Ceremony cum New Members' Reception was held today, recognising members' innovative ideas and applications in The HKIE Innovation Award 2022.

 

The HKIE Innovation Award 2022 is open for all members of the HKIE to encourage creativity and innovation in engineering among members, with a vision to recognise pioneering ideas and applications that would benefit the engineering industry and the world we are living in.

 

The Award is divided into two Group, “The HKIE Innovation Award” for members of all ages, and “The HKIE Innovation Award (Young Member Group)” open to members aged 35 or below. Entrants can focus on any engineering discipline within the context of the HKIE. There are two main categories: Category I - An Invention, and Category II – An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories. The innovativeness of the design is assessed on its originality and creativity.

 

President Ir Edwin Chung expressed his gratification at the innovations presented to the panel, “The winning entries are full of potential for implementation and application.  I wish the winners success in bringing benefits to environment protection, construction, medical aspects and beyond.”

 

The HKIE Innovation Awards 2022

Category I – An Invention

Ir Prof Feng Shien Ping

Awarded Project: Direct Thermal Charging Cell for Waste Heat to Electricity Conversion

Category II – An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories

Ir Ho Koon Ho, Ir Fung Wai Kin, Ir Wong Chun Choi and Ir Kwok Siu Yin

Awarded Project: Rotational Bridge Launching Method at “The Yoho Hub”

 

The HKIE Innovation Awards  (Young Member Group) 2022

Category I – An Invention

Mr Chow Pak Hong and Mr Ng Chin Hung

Awarded Project: Smart Boiler Cleaning & Inspection Robot for Healthcare System in Hong Kong

Category II - An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories

Ms Leung Yuen Ting

Awarded Project: The Mini Bull – Remotely Operated Underwater Wet Walls Cleaning Vehicle

 

 

Awarded Projects of The HKIE Innovation Awards 2022

 

Category I - An Invention

Awardee: Ir Prof Feng Shien Ping

 

Submission: Direct Thermal Charging Cell for Waste Heat to Electricity Conversion

 

Waste heat is abundantly available in the environment, conversion of primary energy and even in human body. Existing technology to convert low-grade heat to electricity is expensive, complicated or low in efficiency. The team led by Ir Prof Feng Shien Ping invented the Direct Thermal Charging Cell, which may be the key to unlock the potential of heat-to-electricity conversion.

 

This new electrochemical system uses asymmetric electrodes of graphene oxide (GO)/Pt nanoparticles cathode and polyaniline anode in aqueous Fe2+/Fe3+ redox electrolyte for the efficient conversion of low-grade heat to electricity, which is self-regenerated. The cell has a heat-to-electricity efficiency of 3.5%, surpassing the 1% of existing technology in low grade heat regime. Each basic unit sized only 1.5 cm2 and thickness 1 to 1.5 mm and it is low cost, bendable and technically simple, bringing a fundamental change to the heat-to-electricity conversion.

 

Ir Prof Feng believes low-grade heat is a source of renewable energy that being overlooked. It will be a promising opportunity to hike up energy efficiency and cut carbon emission, which will bring tangible economic and environmental benefits to the society.

 

Ir Prof Feng is a Professor of Advanced Design and Systems Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. Before entering academia, he was working at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Tripod Technology Corporation. By establishing startup company and collaborating with industries, the invention is moving from academic research toward real applications.

 

Category II - An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories

Awardees: Ir Ho Koon Ho, Ir Fung Wai Kin, Ir Wong Chun Choi and Ir Kwok Siu Yin

 

Submission: Rotational Bridge Launching Method at “The Yoho Hub”

 

Hong Kong has a high intensity of urban development.  Engineers often face challenge to develop new infrastructure with urban area. The team of Ir Ho Koon Ho, Ir Fung Wai Kin, Ir Wong Chun Choi and Ir Kwok Siu Yin launched a footbridge and a vehicular bridge with the rotational bridge launching method, which is the first project in Hong Kong using such method.

 

The two bridges located on top of existing Yuen Long Light Rail railway tracks and several major trunk roads at Yuen Long with extremely high traffic volume. It is close to the West Rail Yuen Long Station which makes the construction more complicated. Inspired by the old market “scales”, with aid of the 1300-ton steel billets acting as counterweight (秤砣), the bridges were rotated 180° about a turntable directly over the Light Rail and trunk road, and finally lowered onto Yuen Long Station and the Northern podium respectively. A new material was used to tremendously reduce the frictional resistance.

 

In just 4 midnights, the team completed the constructions of two bridges across the Light Rail. This innovative bridge construction method kept the risks of disturbances to the railway operations and road users in the smallest possible way, and also enabled the workers to perform all steel erections at a much lower elevation.

 

Besides, the Award of Merit of Category I went to Ir Prof Wang Yuhong (Submission: A breakthrough in discovering the fundamental structure of bitumen and determining its impacts on bitumen's engineering properties).

 

Awarded Projects of The HKIE Innovation Awards (Young Member Group) 2022

 

Category I - An Invention

Awardees: Mr Chow Pak Hong and Mr Ng Chin Hung

 

Submission: Smart Boiler Cleaning & Inspection Robot for Healthcare System in Hong Kong

 

Protecting the well-being of hospital staff and patients against contracting infectious diseases in hospitals is critical in the current COVID-19 episode. Mr Chow Pak Hong and Mr Ng Chin Hung have developed the Smart Boiler Cleaning and Inspection Robot, integrating artificial intelligence with computer vision and pattern recognition. This invention helps maximise boiler plant efficiency and availability to meet heating, laundry and sterilisation needs of the hospital.

 

During COVID-19 pandemic, the steam boiler system operated around the clock to sterilise surgical tools and healthcare linen to maintain the normal operation of hospitals. Staff need to carry out regular maintenance of fire tubes, cleaning and flaws inspection to enhance efficiency.  However, the pandemic leads to the shortage of manpower and surge of inpatients, with the nature of working at height and a relative hot humid working environment, repetitive work pattern and labour intensive, developing the needs of using robots to replace manpower. The System reduces manual effort and effectively discerns useful graphs related to flaws on tube to achieve predictive maintenance. The team investigated the site constraints and maintenance workflow to ensure the robot can meet the operational needs.

 

Mr Chow and Mr Ng currently work at the Health Sector Division of the EMSD, whom collaborated with a technology startup of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks' Incubation Programme for this invention. Other than medical sector, it can also be adopted in hotel, food and garment industry. The design of the system has already obtained patent protection.

 

Category II - An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories

Awardee: Ms Leung Yuen Ting

 

Submission: The Mini Bull – Remotely Operated Underwater Wet Wells Cleaning Vehicle

 

Sewage treatment plays a vital role in sustainable urban development. Ms Leung Yuen Ting developed a remotely operated underwater wet wells cleaning vehicle named the 'Mini Bull'. Overcoming challenges in the corrosive and almost invisible sewage environment, it can replace certified workers to perform confined space cleaning works in wet wells.

 

Residential, commercial and industrial sewages are first collected at the wet well of sewage treatment plants. Due to the nature of its application, the bottom of the wet well is often accumulated with sediments which would in turn adversely affect the downstream pumping systems. Wet well cleaning is therefore an essential maintenance work in sewage treatment. Conventionally, wet well cleaning is carried out by certified workers in confined spaces and under low sewage flow condition. These conditions make the cleaning works extremely dangerous, costly and inefficient. Without effective wet well cleaning, the sediment accumulation at the bottom would adversely affect downstream pumping systems, increase corrective maintenance cost and decrease pumping system availability.

 

Ms Leung reviewed existing maintenance practice and carried out on-site trials at the wet well of Wan Chai East Preliminary Treatment Works (PTW). It is proven that the Mini Bull can overcome the invisible environment under sewage to perform cleaning of hardened sediments and condition monitoring in wet wells. An over one-month man-entry cleaning works at a wet well could be shortened to complete within one day and with a lower cost. It also greatly reduces the need for pump maintenance in the PTW. This invention not only enhances operational efficiency and saves maintenance costs, but also considerably improves the occupational health and safety level of underwater works.

 

Ms Leung is now working as an Electrical and Mechanical Engineer in Drainage Services Department and the invention would be applied at other similar sewage treatment facilities and underwater works with similar conditions.

 

Besides, the Award of Merit (Category I) went to Mr Leung Tsz Chiu with his submission of Satellite No.1 - Foam Removal Robot, and the Award of Merit (Category II) went to Mr Ip Tsan Fung and Mr Hung Shun Him with the submission of Contactless Vibration Measurement Solution for Power Plant Equipment.

 

Innovation drives the development and progression of the society. The Institution hopes awardees can make good use of their power of innovation to contribute to Hong Kong's future development.

 

 

 

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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 Edwin K F Chung, President of the HKIE, delivering an address

 

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Ir Edwin K F Chung, President of the HKIE (middle); Ir Aaron K M Bok, Senior Vice President of the HKIE (2nd right); Ir Dr Barry C H Lee, Vice President of the HKIE (2nd left); Ir Eric S C Ma, Vice President of the HKIE (1st right); Ir C K Hon, Chief Executive and Secretary of the HKIE (1st left); and awardees of The HKIE Innovation Awards 2022:

 

Ir Prof Feng Shien Ping, awardee of Category I – An Invention (5th right); Ir Ho Koon Ho (4th left), Ir Fung Wai Kin (5th left), Ir Wong Chun Choi (4th right) and Ir Kwok Siu Yin (3rd right), awardees of Category II - An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories; Ir Prof Wang Yuhong, Certificate of Merit of Category I – An Invention (3rd left)

 

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Ir Edwin K F Chung, President of the HKIE (middle); Ir Aaron K M Bok, Senior Vice President of the HKIE (2nd right); Ir Dr Barry C H Lee, Vice President of the HKIE (2nd left); Ir Eric S C Ma, Vice President of the HKIE (1st right); Ir C K Hon, Chief Executive and Secretary of the HKIE (1st left); and awardees of The HKIE Innovation Awards (Young Member Group) 2022:

 

Mr Chow Pak Hong (3rd right) and Mr Ng Chin Hung (4th left), awardees of Category I – An Invention; Ms Leung Yuen Ting (4th right), awardee of Category II - An Innovative Application of Engineering Theories; Mr Leung Tsz Chiu (3rd left), Certificate of Merit of Category I – An Invention awardee

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2022年06月06日
香港工程師學會公布三項年度工程獎項得主 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Announced the Awardees of Three Engineering Awards

(香港,2022年6月6日) 香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 今天舉行「香港工程師學會周年典禮暨頒獎大會」表揚傑出工程師對學會、業界,以至社會整體作出的貢獻。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香港理工大學校長滕錦光教授、工程師為大會榮譽嘉賓,同時歡迎各主要嘉賓撥冗光臨。典禮上,學會欣然公布三項工程獎項本年度的得主,包括「名譽資深會員」——陳永堅工程師、「會長特設成就獎」——張建強工程師、「傑出青年工程師獎」——鄧懷德工程師。

 

名譽資深會員2022

 

為表揚會員對學會、工程界的貢獻,或於科學、工程領域上的成就,學會每年均會考慮推選個別會員成為名譽資深會員。本年度獲選之會員為陳永堅工程師。

 

陳工程師現時為香港中華煤氣有限公司常務董事暨執行董事,亦是香港管理專業協會榮譽主席。他畢業於香港大學機械工程系,及後取得港大工業工程碩士學位,曾於香港、瑞典及英國工作,1992年回流香港加入煤氣公司,1997年出任常務董事,至今接近30年,今年6月股東大會後將會榮休。

 

在陳工程師的領導下,煤氣公司由專注本地業務,發展成業務多元化的區域性企業。時至今日,煤氣公司為本港約200萬用戶及內地3,500多萬用戶提供服務,在內地28個省、自治區和直轄市擁有超過500個項目。

 

陳工程師在商界的成就有目共睹。他在2005年獲得DHL/南華早報香港商業奬的傑出管理獎,翌年獲香港董事學會頒發傑出董事獎 — 上市公司(香港交易所 — 恒生指數成份股)執行董事,在2015至2019年期間,連續5年入選《哈佛商業評論》2015全球100位最佳CEO。

 

學會在2015年向陳工程師頒授「香港工程界翹楚」的榮譽,表彰他對學會、工程界及社會的貢獻。他亦是英國機械工程師學會、英國燃氣專業學會的資深會員,以及英國能源學會榮譽資深會員、國際管線專業學會榮譽院士。

 

他亦熱心服務社會,積極參與公共服務,在2005年獲頒授銅紫荊星章,肯定他對社會的貢獻。陳工程師2016年獲委任為司法人員薪俸及服務條件常務委員會委員,亦曾出任香港教育學院(即現時香港教育大學)校董會成員及副主席,2016年獲香港教育學院頒發榮譽院士。

 

會長特設成就獎2022

 

為表揚對學會有特殊貢獻的會員,學會設立了「會長特設成就獎」。本年度獲選會員為張建強工程師。

 

張建強工程師現時為萬利仕顧問公關董事長,在政府工作30多年期間,曾服務不同工務部門,在香港土地及房屋項目上貢獻尤深。

 

張工程師1974年畢業於香港大學土木工程系,並於1991年於港大取得公共行政碩士學位,作為專業工程師迄今逾45年。

 

張工程師的工程師生涯是從政府前工務局開始。他於1977至1980年期間,任職土木工程處工程師。1980年,張工程師調任至房屋署,在其後33年公共房屋建設的工作中,專責地盤平整、工地拓展和樓宇項目工程。他先後出任總工程師及助理署長,亦曾被借調至前房屋局,協助制訂和推展建屋計劃,歷年來負責的土地平整項目達到100公頃,帶領團隊興建50萬個房屋單位。2012年,張工程師從政府退休。

 

學會事務方面,張工程師服務香港工程師學會亦不遺餘力,曾於2000至2016間出任學會理事,並在2004年至2007年及2009年至2012年間,先後擔任持續專業進修事務委員會主席及公眾服務事務委員會主席。在帶領專責小組期間,成立了香港工程師學會的強制持續進修計劃,亦引進了學會與區議會直接交流訪問的計劃。

 

張工程師於工餘時間亦積極參與不同學會和工會事務,他相信溝通技巧及建立團結精神,對於工程師發展事業大有幫助,因此他在不同機構及政府部門舉辦講座,以助年輕人提升伙伴及人際關係。他曾出任政府土木工程師協會主席4年,以及擔任高級公務員協會理事超過30年,他亦曾是房屋署職員協會的6屆主席。

 

傑出青年工程師獎2022

 

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。獎項評審委員選出本年度獎項得主鄧懷德工程師。 

 

鄧工程師於2009年在倫敦帝國學院獲得土木工程碩士學位,並於2017年獲香港大學頒授公共行政碩士學位。同年,他獲得香港工程師學會獎學金,到倫敦政治經濟學院深造全球政策研究。

 

鄧工程師任職於香港特別行政區政府,他在不同的工務部門工作,經驗涵蓋地區工程以至大型基建項目,包括人人暢道通行計劃、綠化總綱圖及北環綫。憑着優秀的表現,他在2018年獲頒土木工程拓展署署長嘉許信。

 

鄧工程師現職華人廟宇委員會項目經理,主管項目管理部,負責各廟宇的工程,並積極推動本港古蹟資產管理的數碼化轉型。

 

他亦致力為年青工程師發聲,提倡加強透明度和包容性。他參與多個學會的主要政策委員會及事務委員會,包括於2018年當選青年會員事務委員會主席,於2019年獲會員大會推選成為理事,目前是執行委員會委員,亦是工程師註冊管理局成員。

 

鄧工程師還努力促進國際關係,曾帶領代表團到訪內地、東盟國家、中東及美國等地。2019年,他聚集了8個經濟體代表,在香港舉辦了為期3天的國際青年工程師交流論壇。目前,他於是世界工程組織聯合會轄下的青年工程師常委會的為香港代表,協助推廣聯合國可持續發展目標。

 

另外,吳嘉榮工程師及王姍姍工程師均獲頒本年度「傑出青年工程師獎」優異獎。

 

學會期望香港工程師以各獎項得主為榜樣,繼續秉持可持續、專業、誠信、精益求精、追求卓越的核心價值,為香港的未來共同努力。

 

 

 

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 Self Photos / Files - President

會長鍾國輝工程師致辭

 

Self Photos / Files - Carrie Lam

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

 

Self Photos / Files - Ir Prof Teng

香港理工大學校長滕錦光教授、工程師擔任大會榮譽嘉賓並向出席嘉賓致辭

 

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會長鍾國輝工程師 (中)、高級副會長卜國明工程師 (右三) 、副會長李志康博士、工程師 (左一)、秘書長韓志強工程師 (右一)、立法會議員 (工程界) 盧偉國博士、工程師 (右二),以及香港工程師學會獎項2022年得獎者合照,包括:

「名譽資深會員」陳永堅工程師 (左四);

「會長特設成就獎2022」獲獎者張建強工程師 (右四) ;

「傑出青年工程師獎2022」獲獎者鄧懷德工程師 (左三) ;和

「傑出青年工程師獎2022」優異獎獲獎者王姍姍工程師 (左二)

 


 

(6 June 2022, Hong Kong) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) is pleased to announce the awardees of three engineering awards to recognise their contribution to the Institution and the engineering profession. We are honoured to have Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet Ngor, the Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government, as the Principal Guest, and Ir Prof Teng Jinguang, the President of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as the Guest of Honourable. Ir Alfred Chan Wing Kin received the “HKIE Honorary Fellow 2022”, Ir Martin Cheung Kin Keung received the “HKIE President’s Award 2022” and Ir Tang Whai Tak awarded the “Young Engineer of the Year Award 2022”.

 

The HKIE Honorary Fellow 2022

 

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 Alfred W K Chan received the honour.

 

Ir Chan is the Managing Director of The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas). He is also the Honorary President of The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA). Ir Chan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from The University of Hong Kong in 1973. Ir Chan has been a professional engineer and a business executive in the gas industry. After spending 18 years in the manufacturing industry in Hong Kong, Sweden and the United Kingdom, he joined Towngas in 1992 as General Manager and promoted as the Managing Director in 1997. After near 30 years of service, he will retire from the position in June.

 

Under his leadership, Towngas expanded from a Hong Kong-based gas utility company into a diversified regional entity focusing on environmental protection and renewable energy initiatives: Towngas now operates more than 500 projects in Mainland China, serving 32 million customers in addition to 2 million Hong Kong households.

 

Ir Chan has received numerous awards and accolades for his outstanding contribution as a business leader. He received the Executive Award under the DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards 2005. In 2006, he was presented Director of the Year Award, Listed Companies (SEHK – Hang Seng Index Constituents) Executive Directors from The Hong Kong Institute of Directors. From 2015 to 2019, he was selected as one of “The 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World” by Harvard Business Review.

 

Ir Chan was conferred the HKIE Hall of Fame in 2015 as a recognition to his contributions to the HKIE, engineering industry and the society. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Energy Institute of the United Kingdom and the International Institute of Utility Specialists. He was a HKIE Fellow and a Fellow of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers of the United Kingdom.

 

For outstanding service to the community, Ir Chan received the Bronze Bauhinia Star from the Hong Kong Government in 2005. He served as the member of the Standing Committee on Judicial Salaries and Conditions of Service between 2016 and 2021. He was a Council Member of The Hong Kong Institute of Education, now known as The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), from 1998 to 2004, serving the last two years as Deputy Chairman of the Council and was conferred an Honorary Fellow of the HKIEd (now EdUHK) in 2016.

 

The President's Award 2022

 

The President's Award was set up by the Institution in recognition of the dedicated and valuable service of a member of any class who has served the Institution with distinction. This year, Ir Martin K K Cheung received the honour.

 

Ir Cheung is currently PR Director of Mannings (Asia) Consultants. He worked for various works departments throughout his 33 years’ service in the government, and his contribution to Hong Kong’s land and housing projects is particularly commendable.

 

Ir Cheung graduated from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 1974 with a BSc (Civil Engineering) degree. In 1991, he obtained his Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from HKU. 2022 will mark the milestone of his 45th anniversary as a professional engineer.

 

He started his engineering career as a Civil Engineering Graduate (CEG) with the Hong Kong Government in the Public Works Department. From 1977 to 1980, Ir Cheung worked as an engineer in the Civil Engineer Office. He then spent the following 33 years at the Housing Department (HD) working on site formation and building projects for public housing. As the Chief Engineer and later the Assistant Director (Project) of the Department, Ir Cheung led teams to deliver 100 hectares of land for housing and produce 500,000 flats. He was later seconded to the Housing Bureau as Principle Assistant Secretary taking charge of housing development initiatives, and retired from the Government in 2012.

 

Ir Cheung has contributed actively at institutional affairs. His service to the Institution includes Council Member during 2000 to 2016. He was also the Chairman of the Continuing Professional Development Committee (CPDC) during 2004 to 2007 and Community Services Committee (CSC) for the period of 2009 to 2012. He led a working group to establish a Mandatory CPD system in January 2006. During his chairmanship of the CSC, he introduced the direct visits of District Council Members to the Institution.

 

Apart from work, Ir Cheung has volunteered actively at unions and welfare associations to promote networking and partnership. He regularly gives talks to institutions and departments to share his public engagement and networking skills with the younger generations. He was the Chairman of the Government Civil Engineers Association for four years and a Council Member of the Senior Government Officers’ Association for more than 30 years. He was also the Chairman of the Housing Authority Staff Club for 6 years.

 

Young Engineer of the Year Award 2022

 

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 Tang Whai Tak was selected for the Young Engineer of the Year Award 2022.

 

Ir Tang Whai Tak, the awardee for the year, graduated from Imperial College London in 2009 with a master’s degree in Civil Engineering. In 2017, he obtained a Master of Public Administration from The University of Hong Kong (HKU). In the same year, he received the HKIE Arthur & Louise May Memorial Scholarship to study global policies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

 

Ir Tang has extensive experience working in various works departments of the HKSAR Government from local projects to large-scale infrastructures, including the Universal Access Programme, Greening Master Plan and the Northern Link. His outstanding performance was recognised by commendation from the Director of Civil Engineering and Development in 2018.

 

Currently as Project Manager of the Chinese Temples Committee, he heads the multi-disciplinary project management section for maintaining historic temples. He is also driving the digital transformation in the asset management of local heritage.

 

Ir Tang is committed to representing the voice of young engineers by serving at the heart of the Institution as the Chairman of the Young Members Committee in 2018/2019, an Elected Ordinary Member of the Council since 2019, an Executive Member and a Member of the Engineers Registration Board.

 

Ir Tang strives to foster international connections, having led delegations to the mainland, ASEAN countries, the Middle East and the U.S. In 2019, he gathered practitioners from eight economies and hosted a three-day International Young Engineers Exchange Forum in Hong Kong. He now represents Hong Kong on the Standing Committee on Young Engineers/Future Leaders of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations, collaborating to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

This year, Certificate of Merit of the Young Engineer of the Year Award 2022 went to Ir Ng Ka Wing and Ir Wang Shan Shan.

 

The Institution hopes the engineers in Hong Kong can follow the examples set by the awardees, keeping the core values of sustainability, integrity, professionalism, excellence and continuous improvement and work together for Hong Kong’s future.

 

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The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

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Self Photos / Files - President

Ir Edwin K F Chung, President of the HKIE, delivering an address

 

Self Photos / Files - Carrie Lam

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

 

Self Photos / Files - Ir Prof Teng

Ir Prof Teng Jinguang, the President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, delivering an address as the Guest of Honour

 

Self Photos / Files - Group photo

Ir Edwin K F Chung, President of the HKIE (middle); Ir Aaron K M Bok, Senior Vice President of the HKIE (3rd right); Ir Dr Barry C H Lee, Vice President of the HKIE (1st left); Ir C K Hon, Chief Executive and Secretary of the HKIE (1st right); Ir Dr The Hon Lo Wai Kwok, Representative of the Engineering Functional Constituency of the Legislative Council  (2nd right) and awardees of the HKIE Awards 2022:

Ir Alfred W K Chan, the HKIE Honorary Fellow 2022 (4th left);

Ir Martin K K Cheung, awardee of the President's Award 2022 (4th right);

Ir Tang Whai Tak, Young Engineer of the Year Award (YEYA) 2022 Awardee (3th left); and

Ir Wang Shan Shan, the Certificate of Merit of YEYA 2022 Awardee (2nd left)

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2022年04月29日
香港工程師學會回應行政長官候選人李家超政綱 The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers’ Response to Election Manifesto of Chief Executive Candidate

(香港,2022年4月29日) 行政長官候選人李家超先生今日 (4月29日) 發表競選政綱,當中涵蓋多項有關工程的範疇。香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 歡迎李先生提出的政綱,認同政府可循相關方向,為香港勾劃未來藍圖。

 

房屋問題困擾香港多年,學會期望多管齊下的土地房屋政策得以落實,儘快推展「明日大嶼」以增加土地,與「北部都會區」雙軌並行。北部都會區鄰近深圳,將能成為新發展引擎,聯同「明日大嶼」計劃,一同為香港拓展更多居住空間,完善城市布局。

 

學會認同增設工作組以有效檢視公營房屋及土地供應。有關精簡流程、公屋項目在社區設施落成前提早上樓,以及重啟和優化私人參建模式等倡議,學會期望各相關單位仔細研究其可行性及執行時間表,達致「提速、提效、提量」。

 

在提升香港競爭力,學會一直支持推動香港再工業化,亦多次建議開展可為業界增值的項目,鼓勵香港創科發展,以及開拓大灣區創科機遇,創造更多高價值工作崗位。在教育方面,學會將繼續不遺餘力推廣職業專才教育及推動STEAM教育普及化,培育新一代創科思維。

 

學會樂意向當局提供專業意見,讓工程業界與政府攜手,以結果為目標,共同為香港長遠發展出力,為香港發展揭開新篇章。

 

 

 

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(Hong Kong, 5 May 2022) The Chief Executive candidate Mr Lee Ka Chiu John launched his election manifesto on 29 April 2022, covering various engineering-related areas.  The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) welcomes the manifesto and agrees that the Administration may consider pursuing relevant measures to outline the blueprint of the future Hong Kong.

 

Housing issues have persisted in Hong Kong for years. The HKIE envisioned that the multi-pronged approach as suggested in the manifesto, such as expediting the implementation of Lantau Tomorrow Vision (LTV) and the Northern Metropolis to boost land supply could be adopted to help alleviate the situation. The Northern Metropolis, being adjacent to Shenzhen, can be a new engine for Hong Kong’s development. These two mega projects will create more residential space and optimise urban planning.

 

The HKIE agrees the establishment of task force and steering committee to review and supervise public housing development and land supply. The HKIE hopes that relevant bureaux and departments could study the feasibility and timetable for the advocations of streamlining procedures, advancing allocation of public rental housing, as well as re-introducing and enhancing the Private Sector Participation Scheme, in order to achieve the objective of improving "speed, efficiency and volume" in land and housing supply.

 

With a vision to enhance Hong Kong’s competitiveness, the HKIE has long been calling for re-industrialisation of the city and has made multiple suggestions to develop value-adding projects for the industry, promote the development of innovation and technology, seize the abundant I&T opportunities in the Greater Bay Area, and create more high-value careers. In terms of education, the HKIE will continue to promote vocational and professional education as well as popularise STEAM education, nurturing the innovative thinking of the new generation.

 

The Institution is pleased to offer our professional views whenever needed to help improve the future of Hong Kong. With the "result-oriented" strategy, the engineering sector shall join hands with the Administration to contribute to the long-term development of Hong Kong and start a new chapter together.

 

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2022年02月24日
香港工程師學會對2022-23年度《財政預算案》之回應
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers’ Response to the 2022-23 Budget

(香港,2022年2月24日) 就財政司司長於2月23日發表之2022-23年度《財政預算案》,香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 歡迎政府採納學會早前向政府提交的一系列建議,以提升香港的經濟韌力,投資未來。學會對今次的財政預算案,有以下回應:

 

基建及土地供應

 

學會欣見政府為香港的長遠發展作出了仔細規劃。北部都會區將有效促進香港融入國家整體發展。學會樂見政府撥出一千億港元,在基本工程儲備基金下成立專款,以加快推動區內土地、房屋和交通基建項目的進程。我們亦歡迎當局計劃在未來兩至三年為新田科技城、羅湖/文錦渡綜合發展樞紐、馬草壟,以及流浮山、尖鼻咀及白泥一帶的發展範圍制定發展方案。

 

在推展「明日大嶼」方面,政府建議精簡程序及探討利用不同模式及融資方案,為加快項目開展帶來了希望。

 

政府以「基建先行」及「創造容量」的規劃方式推動土地開發。學會歡迎政府積極進行全港鐵路及主要幹道基建發展研究,在顧及香港整體長遠發展需要的同時,確保香港能建構一個安全可靠、環保高效的交通運輸系統。

 

緩解香港土地和房屋短缺的問題,分秒必爭。學會樂見政府決心推動業界採用先進建築技術,以提升建築效率和成本效益。我們歡迎政府落實寬免措施,鼓勵採用嶄新的「組裝合成」建築法 (MiC),以縮短樓宇建造時間、應付建造業人手不足問題,及減少工程對環境的影響,亦支持政府向「建造業創新及科技基金」再注資十二億港元及為促進業界採用嶄新物料和創新建造技術預留三千萬港元,相信此等舉措將為建造業的整體生產力和表現帶來正面影響,同時有利加快土地和房屋供應。

 

精簡程序

 

學會曾向政府反映精簡發展流程和法定程序能縮短造地時間。我們很高興政府計劃於年內向立法會提交修訂條例草案,讓各項填海工程、新發展區項目以及公私營房屋發展項目能得以早日開展。

  

人才培育

 

未來基建發展蓬勃,可以預見工程及建造業對人才需求持續,需要為行業的各階層培養未來人才。學會很高興當局決意加強推廣業界專業形象和開拓發展機會,以吸引有潛質的人才加入。

 

學會認同政府鼓勵年青人投身業界和提升現職人員技術水平的努力,並建議政府更全面規劃,達至中學以至專上程度無縫銜接,更有效培育人才。

 

支持初創及本地企業

 

學會歡迎政府把「未來基金」對「香港增長組合」的分配增加一百億港元,並以其中一半設立「策略性創科基金」,以協助相對成熟、能貢獻香港經濟的潛力企業。不過,學會亦希望政府能投放更多資金鼓勵創科人才自主創業。

 

支援創科及培育創科專才

 

國家「十四五」規劃為香港定位為國際創科中心提供明確方向。學會歡迎政府增撥資源,持續強化整個價值鏈及創科生態圈。

 

數字化是提升效率和促進創新的關鍵。學會期待「數字化經濟發展委員會」的成立,以加速經濟數字化的進程。

 

「大學科技初創企業資助計劃」一直支持大學成立初創團隊並將其研發成果商業化。政府將給每所大學的資助額倍增至一千六百萬港元,讓創科發展創造更大的經濟價值。政府同時增加對國家重點實驗室和國家工程技術研究中心香港分中心的資助,有望帶動更多優質研發工作,吸引本地和海內外人才,擴大與內地機構的合作交流。

 

另一方面,學會樂見政府預留一百億元,推動香港在生命健康科技的發展,為香港長遠提供更完備的配套,包括硬件、科研人才、臨床試驗及數據應用等各方面,提升不同機構包括大學在這方面的容量及能力,建立更完善的產業鏈,並計劃在港深創新及科技園設立「InnoLife Healthtech Hub 生命健康創新科研中心」,提升生命健康領域的研發和環球科研合作。學會希望工程界能從中在大數據和人工智能等領域作出貢獻的同時獲益,支持香港發展成生命健康研發重鎮以發展相關科技。

 

學會樂見政府研究推出更多便利人才來港的措施,吸引國際知名的創科學者和其團隊來港參與教研工作。學會亦歡迎擴大「優秀人才入境計劃」下的專業領域,以吸引不同行業的專業人士再次來港工作。

 

建立智慧、環保、具抗逆能力的城市

 

學會歡迎政府向「低碳綠色科研基金」額外注資二億港元以促進減碳,重點資助淨零發電、節能綠建、綠色運輸及全民減廢的項目。為讓更多創科人才受惠於該計劃,學會建議當局考慮降低申請者門檻。

 

我們也樂見政府回應我們的建議,繼續及擴大「EV屋苑充電易資助計劃」,額外注資十五億元以鼓勵安裝電動車充電站,以實現減碳目標。學會期待有關資助計劃將現有私人住宅樓宇中、約佔全港一半的合資格停車位安裝電動車充電基礎設施。至於把現有的加油站及液化石油氣加氣站改建為快速充電站,學會願意貢獻我們的專業知識,協助當局研究「一地多用」模式的可行性。

 

一個智慧、環保、具抗逆能力的城市,就是一個宜居的城市。學會留意政府宣布的多項措施,例如改善低窪地區抵禦能力、海岸管理策略性研究、雨水排放系統改善工程、優化海濱、發展文化設施和保育文物等,學會將繼續與政府及有關當局攜手合作,為香港創造可持續的環境。

 

學會樂意與當局分享專業意見,協助解決香港當前問題,共同為香港長遠發展貢獻力量。

 

 

 

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(Hong Kong, 24 February 2022) The Financial Secretary delivered the 2022-23 Budget on 23 February 2022.  The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) is glad to learn that the Administration has embraced HKIE’s proposals and outlined in its Budget for 2022-23 the initiatives for enhancing Hong Kong’s economic resilience and investing for the future.   The HKIE would like to give our response to the Budget as follows:

 

Infrastructure and Land Supply

 

The Institution is pleased to note that the Administration is dedicated to the planning for the long-term development of the city.  Not only will it set aside HK$100 billion from the cumulative return of the Future Fund under the Capital Works Reserve Fund to expedite the implementation of infrastructure works relating to land, housing and transportation within the Northern Metropolis to facilitate Hong Kong’s integration into the overall development of the Country, it is also formulating development plans for San Tin Technopole, Lo Wu/Man Kam To Comprehensive Development Node, Ma Tso Lung, as well as Lau Fau Shan, Tsim Bei Tsui and Pak Nai, in the next two to three years.  The intention of streamlining the procedures to advancing the development timetable of the Lantau Tomorrow Vision (LTV) and the plan to explore different approaches and financing options for the LTV also give hope to expediting the project programme.

 

The Administration is taking an infrastructure-led and capacity building planning approach to drive land development of the city.  The HKIE is pleased to see the Administration actively conducting studies to strike a balance between building infrastructures that cater for the overall long‑term development needs of Hong Kong while ensuring that a safe, reliable, environmentally friendly and efficient traffic and transport system will be installed.

 

Time is of essence in alleviating Hong Kong’s land and housing shortage.  The HKIE is delighted to see the Administration’s determination to encourage the use of advance construction technologies to achieve higher efficiency and cost-effectiveness in construction.  We welcome the Administration’s introduction of concessionary measures to encourage the adoption of new construction technologies such as the Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) method to shorten construction time, address the problem of manpower shortage in the industry, and reduce environmental impacts brought by construction works.  The injection of another HK$1.2 billion to the Construction Innovation and Technology Fund (CITF) and HK$30 million to promote applied research and development (R&D) as well as adoption of new materials and innovative construction technologies will definitely have a positive impact on the overall productivity and performance of the construction industry, and in turn benefit the progress of land and housing supply.

 

Streamlining Submission and Approval Process

 

As the HKIE has been urging the Administration to streamline development processes and statutory procedures to shorten the time for land creation, we are pleased by the Administration’s plan to introduce amendment bills into the Legislative Council within this year with a view to advancing various reclamation works, New Development Area (NDA) projects, and public and private housing projects as early as possible.

 

Nurturing Talent Successors

 

With the foreseeable manpower demand associated with various infrastructure development projects, the engineering and construction sectors see the need to nurture talents at all levels for the industry.  The HKIE is delighted that the Administration is committed to promoting the professional image and career prospects of the industry to attract young talent of the future.

 

While acknowledging the Administration’s efforts in encouraging young people to join the industry and in upskilling in-service practitioners, the Institution is of the view that a more comprehensive planning on through-the-train training from secondary to tertiary levels should now be conducted.

 

Supporting Start-ups and Local Enterprises

 

The HKIE welcomes the allocation of HK$10 billion to the Hong Kong Growth Portfolio under the Future Fund, of which half will be used to set up the Strategic Tech Fund to nurture relatively mature enterprises with good potential for contribution to Hong Kong’s economy.  The Institution is looking forward to seeing more funding support to encourage I&T talents starting their businesses. 

 

I&T Development and Pooling I&T Talent

 

The 14th Five-Year Plan has provided a clear direction for positioning Hong Kong as an international I&T hub.  The HKIE welcomes the measure to allocate additional resources to keep reinforcing Hong Kong’s value chain and I&T ecosystem.

 

Digitalisation is the key to enhancing efficiency and promoting innovation.  The Institution looks forward to the setting up of the “Digital Economy Development Committee” that will accelerate the progress of digital economy.

 

The Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities has been supporting universities in setting up their own start-ups and commercialising their R&D results. The doubling of the subsidy to HK$16 million will create greater economic value from I&T development.  Meanwhile, the increase of subsidy to State Key Laboratories and Branches of Chinese National Engineering Research Centres in Hong Kong is expected to result in more quality R&D activities, local and overseas talent and extended cooperation and exchanges with institutions in the Mainland.  

 

The HKIE is pleased to learn of the Administration’s decision to promote life and health technology by earmarking HK$10 billion to provide more comprehensive support in the long run, including hardware, research talent, clinical trials and data application to enable institutions, including universities, to enhance their capacity and capability in this area, and to strengthen the industrial chain.  The setting up of the InnoLife Healthtech Hub in Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park will uplift R&D and global research collaboration in the field of life and health sciences.  It is hoped that the engineering sector can both contribute to and benefit from the opportunities arising from the areas such as big data and artificial intelligence, and support Hong Kong’s development into a major R&D hub in the development of health care technologies.

 

The HKIE is pleased that the Administration is considering rolling out measures to facilitate the entry of internationally renowned I&T scholars and their teams into Hong Kong to conduct research and teaching activities.  The Institution also welcomes the expansion of the scope of professions under the Quality Migrant Admission Scheme to attract professionals from different sectors to work in Hong Kong.

 

Building a Smart, Green and Resilient City

 

The Institution is delighted that an additional funding of HK$200 million will be injected into the Green Tech Fund (GTF) to further promote decarbonisation, subsidising primarily projects in net-zero electricity generation, energy saving and green buildings, green transport and waste reduction.  To enable more I&T talents to benefit from the scheme, the HKIE suggests the Administration to consider lowering the threshold for the applicants.

 

We are also pleased to note the Administration’s response to our proposal to continue and expand the Home Subsidy Scheme by injecting an additional HK$1.5 billion to encourage the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to achieve the decarbonisation target.  The HKIE looks forward to the upgrading of half of all eligible parking spaces in Hong Kong’s existing private residential buildings with EV charging-enabling infrastructure.  For the conversion of existing petrol or liquefied petroleum gas filling stations into quick charging stations, the HKIE is ready to contribute our expertise to the Administration’s study on the “single site, multiple use” model.

 

Being smart, green and resilient are the essentials of a liveable city.  The Institution noted various initiatives announced such as enhancing the capability of low-lying areas to withstand threats, strategic studies on coastal management, drainage improvement works, harbourfront enhancement, development of cultural facilities and heritage conservation, and will continue to work with the Administration to achieve the goal of creating a sustainable environment for 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 Hong Kong’s 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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2022年02月09日
香港工程師學會《2022-23年度財政預算案》意見書涵蓋八大範疇
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers’ Views on Eight Areas to the Administration for the Formulation of the 2022-23 Budget

(香港,2022年2月9日) 香港工程師學會 (下稱「學會」) 就《2022-23年度財政預算案》諮詢,就基建發展;土地及房屋供應;人才培育;簡化程序;把握大灣區機遇;支持初創及本地企業;支援創科;及建立智慧、環保、具抗逆能力的城市八大範疇,向政府提出建議。學會期望財政司司長能深入考慮有關建議,並將建議納入香港未來發展的藍圖。

 

學會將一如既往,繼續以專業工程知識和經驗,與政府及社會各界攜手建設香港美好未來。

 

附錄為意見書之全文 (僅供英文版本)。

  

 

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電話:2895 4446

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(Hong Kong, 9 February 2022) The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) proposed initiatives to the Financial Secretary for the formulation of the 2022-23 Budget, covering eight major areas including encouraging infrastructure development; land and housing supply; nurturing talent; streamlining submission and approval processes; leveraging opportunities in the GBA; supporting start-ups and local enterprises; I&T development and pooling I&T talent; and building a smart, green and resilient city.  The HKIE looks forward to the Financial Secretary’s thorough consideration of our views and incorporating the Institution’s proposal into Hong Kong’s strategic development plan. 

 

The Institution will continue to contribute our professional engineering knowledge and expertise and join hands with the Administration and different sectors to support the development of a better Hong Kong.

 

The full submission is available in the Appendix.

 

 

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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