The Development Bureau (DEVB) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA), part of the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, of the United Kingdom (UK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in London yesterday (March 7, London time) with a view to enhancing collaboration in exchanging expertise and experience between Hong Kong and the UK in implementing infrastructure projects.
The MOU was signed by the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Hon Chi-keung, and the Chief Executive of the IPA, Mr Tony Meggs.
Mr Hon said, "The two sides recognise the complexity of implementing infrastructure projects and the challenges and opportunities in the delivery of Hong Kong and the UK's infrastructure programmes. Under the MOU, both of us agree to strengthen the co-operation in uplifting the productivity and performance of the construction industry by adopting innovative construction methods, advanced technology, better procurement approaches and more, as well as improving the project delivery capability of the public sector by enhancing knowledge of project leaders."
Also attending the signing ceremony was the Head of the Project Cost Management Office of the DEVB, Mr John Kwong, and Senior Adviser of the IPA Mr Keith Waller.
Ends/Thursday, March 8, 2018
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