SDEV and SFH visit Kai Tak Community Isolation Facility (with photos)
The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, and the Secretary for Food and Health, Professor Sophia Chan, visited the Kai Tak Community Isolation Facility (CIF) this afternoon (May 27).
Accompanied by the Director of Architectural Services, Ms Winnie Ho, Mr Wong and Professor Chan received a briefing from the Assistant President of the contractor, China State Construction International Holdings Limited, Mr Huang Jiang, on the scale and features of the project, as well as the challenges encountered during construction. They then inspected the isolation units and facilities to learn about the operation of the CIF.
The construction of the Kai Tak CIF project commenced on February 19 and will be delivered in batches. The project will provide about 3 000 units upon completion.
Mr Wong once again expressed gratitude to the Central Government for its staunch support, the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for its intensive co-ordination and the construction team for working around the clock to enable the project to be handed over in phases in a timely manner, enhancing the anti-epidemic capabilities of Hong Kong.
Each block of the Kai Tak CIF has four storeys and is equipped with lifts. Each unit is fitted with an individual toilet and bathroom. The construction adopted the modular integrated construction (MiC) method. The MiC modules are prefabricated with interior fittings, building services and furniture in a factory. Upon arrival at the construction site, the units will be ready for use after simple installation and connection to the fresh water, electricity and sewerage system, which can reduce the overall construction time.