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SDEV continues visit to Singapore (with photos)

The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, today (January 14) continued his visit to Singapore, where he met with senior government officials to exchange views on issues relating to urban planning and development. He also visited two development projects adopting the modular integrated construction (MiC) method.

In the morning, Mr Wong visited a private high-rise development project using MiC modules in the Little India area. He was briefed on the project design and the construction process, and in particular on the experience of transportation, lifting and installation of large modular units in the busy city centre.

He then met with the Minister for National Development, Mr Lawrence Wong, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Mr Lim Eng Hwee, to exchange views on land use planning, urban development and urban renewal issues. Mr Wong was given an overview by URA officials on the Master Plan 2019, which sets out the land use plan for Singapore's development over the next 10 to 15 years. He was also briefed on how Singapore adopts innovative technology to facilitate its urban planning process.

Accompanied by the minister and Mr Lim, he toured Singapore City Gallery, which showcases the country's development story over the past 50 years.

At noon, Mr Wong attended a lunch hosted by Mr Lawrence Wong. There, he kept the minister abreast of the latest developments of Hong Kong, while they discussed matters of mutual concern.

In the afternoon, Mr Wong visited a private residential project under construction. It consists of two 56-storey towers and will become the tallest MiC buildings in the world when completed. He was briefed by staff on-site on the project design and details of the conservation of five historic buildings during the construction process.

He also visited an integrated construction and prefabrication hub to see for himself how different processes of manufacturing prefabricated construction units are consolidated in a single multi-storey factory to optimise land use.

Mr Wong also paid a courtesy call on the Chinese Ambassador to Singapore, Mr Hong Xiaoyong, today.

Tomorrow (January 15), he will meet with the Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, before returning to Hong Kong in the afternoon.

Ends/Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Issued at HKT 19:03

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The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong (first left), and the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Lam Sai-hung (second left), today (January 14) visited a private high-rise development project adopting the modular integrated construction method. They were briefed on the project design, construction process, and in particular on the experience of transportation, lifting and installation of large modular units in the busy city centre.. The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong (right), today (January 13) met with the The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, today (January 14) visited a private high-rise development project adopting the modular integrated construction method. Photo shows Mr Wong (first left) and the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Lam Sai-hung (first right), visiting module units with basic interior fitting-out completed.. The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong (second right), continued his visit to Singapore today (January 14). He met with the Minister for National Development, Mr Lawrence Wong (third right), and the Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Mr Lim Eng Hwee (first right), to discuss land use planning, urban development and urban renewal issues. Principal Government Engineer, Mr John Kwong (third left), also attended the meeting. The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, continued his visit to Singapore today (January 14). Picture shows Mr Wong (second right), accompanied by the Minister for National Development, Mr Lawrence Wong (third right), and the Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Mr Lim Eng Hwee (first right), touring the Singapore City Gallery. The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, today (January 14) continued his visit to Singapore. Together with the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Lam Sai-hung (first left), and the Principal Government Engineer, Mr John Kwong (second right), Mr Wong (centre) visited a private residential project under construction. The project will feature the tallest modular integrated construction buildings in the world when completed. Photo shows Mr Wong being briefed on how five historic buildings are being preserved during the construction process. The building in the background of the picture is one of the five old buildings being preserved. The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, today (January 14) visited an integrated construction and prefabrication hub to observe how different processes of manufacturing prefabricated construction units are consolidated in a single multi-storey factory to optimise land use. Photo shows Mr Wong (centre) and the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Lam Sai-hung (right), visiting a prefabrication kitchen unit with the installation of kitchenware completed. The Secretary for Development, Mr Michael Wong, today (January 14) visited an integrated construction and prefabrication hub to observe how different processes of manufacturing prefabricated construction units are consolidated in a single multi-storey factory to optimise land use. Photo shows Mr Wong (third left); the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr Lam Sai-hung (first left); the Principal Government Engineer, Mr John Kwong (fourth right), and representatives of the factory in front of the multi-storey prefabrication unit storage area.


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