The Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, officiated at the opening ceremony of the "Port Works 90 Exhibition – A Time to Remember" today (October 6).
Addressing the ceremony, Mr Chan said that due to the unique geographical features of Hong Kong, reclamation has always been one of the city's major strategies for expanding land resources. Reclamation also plays an indispensable part in promoting urban development, laying the foundation for the prosperity of Hong Kong, he said. He also expressed his gratitude to colleagues and members of the construction industry who had taken part in port works development, for helping to create a safe and quality living environment for all.
The Director of the Civil Engineering and Development, Mr Lam Sai-hung, said in his welcome remarks that next year will be a special year as it marks the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) as well as the 90th anniversary of the Port Works Division under the CEDD. The CEDD will hold a series of events to enhance public understanding of the development of port works in Hong Kong.
Established in 1929, the Port Works Division has played a vital role in the port and city development of Hong Kong by implementing various marine works-related engineering projects as well as providing port maintenance and marine works advisory services. To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Port Works Division, the CEDD has specially organised the "Port Works 90 Exhibition – A Time to Remember".
Through thematic exhibition areas, interactive games and parent-child workshops, members of the public can revisit the history and development of the Port Works Division. They can also get a glimpse of the changes to Hong Kong's coastlines over the years at the augmented reality zones.
The exhibition will be open for public from 1pm today to October 31 at City Gallery, 3 Edinburgh Place, Central. For details of the exhibition, please visit the dedicated website (http://www.pwd90.hk/).
Other officiating guests at the ceremony today included the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Hon Chi-keung; the Under Secretary for Development, Mr Liu Chun-san; and Mr Lam.
Ends/Saturday, October 6, 2018
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