Expanded programme of Centre of Excellence for Major Project Leaders launched (with photos)
The Centre of Excellence for Major Project Leaders (CoE) under the Development Bureau launched today (January 12) the 2023 Major Projects Leadership Programme (MPLP), extending the training to stakeholders outside the Government. Overwhelming responses from top management of various international engineering consultants, contractors and public bodies have been received.
As the flagship programme of the CoE, the MPLP is designed and delivered by the Oxford Saïd Business School with an aim of offering a high-level project management and leadership development programme to major project leaders so as to uplift overall performance and cost effectiveness of public works projects. About 50 graduates from various Government policy bureaux, departments and public bodies successfully completed the 12-month programme in 2020.
The Financial Secretary announced in his 2022-23 Budget Speech the extension of the training of the CoE to stakeholders outside the Government with a view to jointly taking forward the long-term major development plans of Hong Kong.
The launching ceremony was officiated by the Deputy Financial Secretary and Honorary Vice President of the CoE, Mr Michael Wong. He said that counting both public and private sectors, Hong Kong's construction output totalled some HK$240 billion (about US$31 billion) in 2021, which accounted for close to 9 per cent of the city's gross domestic product.
He noted that a few far-reaching landmark developments, including the Northern Metropolis and the Artificial Islands in the Central Waters, are in the pipeline, while Hong Kong's construction volume in the medium to long term is anticipated to reach about HK$300 billion a year. It needs to ensure that the resources are used as smartly, effectively and efficiently as possible to ensure those capital projects meet public expectations for project efficiency and delivery.
The 12-month MPLP includes international classes at Oxford and local classes, and is supported by personal coaching and professional assessment.
Ends/Thursday, January 12, 2023
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