Secretary for Development visits Exposition on Green Building and Energy Conservation in Fuzhou (with photos)The Secretary for Development, Mrs Carrie Lam, visited the 4th Exposition on Green Construction and Energy Conservation in Fuzhou today (June 19) to get an update on green building and energy conservation initiatives and technologies.
Mrs Lam is leading a 270-member delegation from Hong Kong to attend the 2010 Mainland and Hong Kong Construction Industry Forum in Fuzhou, Fujian Province, from June 19 to 21.
The Exposition is jointly organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the People's Government of Fujian Province. It was first held in 2007 and since then it has become an annual event for construction industry stakeholders from the Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan to share professional experience and expertise as well as explore ways to pursue green building and energy conservation.
A total of 16 organisations, companies and government departments from Hong Kong participated in the Exposition this year, including the works departments under the Development Bureau, the Housing Authority, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, and the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects. The Hong Kong Green Building Council, which was established in November last year to drive the promotion and creation of green, sustainable buildings and standards in Hong Kong, and to engage community, industry and government to create a greener, more sustainable environment, also took part in the exhibition for the first time.
Projects showcased by Hong Kong included the Kai Tak Development, Tamar Development, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, public housing and other infrastructure projects covering various aspects including green building design, energy efficiency systems, renewable energy systems, greening, sewage treatment, Total Water Management, and green asset management.
Mrs Lam and key members of the Hong Kong delegation also met the Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD), Mr Qi Ji, and the Vice-Governor of Fujian Province, Mr Hong Jiexu, to exchange views on the development and co-operation of the construction industry in the Mainland and Hong Kong.
Mrs Lam will officiate at the opening ceremony of the 2010 Mainland and Hong Kong Construction Industry Forum tomorrow (June 20).
Ends/Saturday, June 19, 2010
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