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Creative architectural design for the Eastern Community Green Station (8/9/2019)

What springs to your mind when a recycling station is mentioned? Perhaps it reminds you of a rubbish collection point. But have you noticed the community green stations built in various districts in recent years that feature simplistic design, visual appeal and functionality? They also provide space for local residents to participate personally in waste reduction and recycling and promote environmental collaboration among communities. This time, I have invited two colleagues of the Architectural Services Department (ArchSD) to introduce to us the Eastern Community Green Station (CGS), one of the green stations they were involved in building, and talk about its design concept and architectural features......

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Summer interns of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (1/9/2019)

The Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) organises a summer internship programme every year, giving post-secondary students in different professional fields an opportunity to put what they have learned into practice and accumulate work experience. At the same time, the interns will know more about the department’s daily operations and major areas of work. This year, the CEDD has recruited about 40 students under the programme for six to eight weeks of summer internship. This time, I have invited the Head of the Sustainable Lantau Office (SLO) of the CEDD, Mr FONG Hok-shing, Michael, to have a chat with three interns attached to his office about their internship and experience......

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改善碼頭工程(Chinese only) (25/8/2019)

政府早前提出「改善碼頭計劃」,改善位處偏遠地方的公共碼頭設施,方便市民及遊客前往郊遊景點和自然遺產,亦回應地區人士的訴求,包括主要倚靠船隻出入的村民及漁民作業的基本需要。計劃的首個項目,如在今年內獲得撥款,可望最快年底前開展工程。今次,我邀請土木工程拓展署的同事為大家講解詳情......

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Secondary students to become town planners (18/8/2019)

The Planning Department (PlanD) organises the City Gallery Summer Planning School – “Be a Town Planner” programme during this summer holiday. A wide range of activities are arranged for about 200 secondary and primary students for them to learn about the development and planning of Hong Kong. Themed on “Urban Renewal”, this year’s programme is jointly organised by the PlanD and the Urban Renewal Authority (URA). Lectures, field studies and workshops are held for students to learn about the strategy to urban renewal. Here, I have invited colleagues from the PlanD and the URA to talk about the aims and details of the programme, and one of the secondary students will share with us his feelings about the programme......

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Development and conservation of Lok Ma Chau Loop (11/8/2019)

In recent years, the Government has introduced various policies to support the innovation and technology industry, one of which is the development of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park (the Park) at the Lok Ma Chau Loop (the Loop). The infrastructure works of the Loop are undertaken by the Development Bureau and the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD). The Under Secretary for Development, Mr LIU Chun-san, and the Political Assistant to the Secretary for Development, Mr FUNG Ying-lun, Allen, went to the Loop earlier with two secondary school students who had participated in the “Be a Government Official for a Day” programme. They were briefed by the colleagues of the CEDD on the works progress and how the natural environment could be conserved while development takes place......

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