The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (May 21) officiated at the completion ceremony of the Fire Services Department (FSD)'s Married Quarters at Pak Shing Kok, Tseung Kwan O. The quarters, built using a total of 3 726 concrete modules, is the first high-rise building project adopting the Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) method as a concrete construction approach in Hong Kong.
Mrs Lam said in the speech that the adoption of the MiC method would reduce construction time by 30 to 50 per cent and save construction costs by about 10 per cent. In addition, productivity, construction workmanship, sustainability and safety could be improved. The Government will continue to encourage the construction industry to adopt MiC in suitable building types, she said, adding she hoped that this innovative technology could be more extensively used in different types of public and private development projects. There are currently more than 60 projects adopting MiC.
Mrs Lam pointed out that the project, combined with many young talents, showcases the success of "Construction 2.0" which advocates "innovation", "professionalisation" and "revitalisation", with a view to enhancing the capacity and sustainability of the construction industry.
Mrs Lam visited one of the units after the completion ceremony. The Married Quarters for the FSD at Pak Shing Kok, Tseung Kwan O, comprises five blocks of quarters of 16 to 17 storeys, providing 648 three-bedroom units. It is one of the pilot projects of the Government to promote the adoption of MiC.
Ends/Friday, May 21, 2021
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