2019年10月22日
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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