• HKIA Belt and Road Forum 2021: Retrospect and Prospect of Belt and Road Construction Projects

    21 April 2021

    (20 April 2021, Hong Kong) With the funding support by the Professional Services Advancement Support Scheme (“PASS”) from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, and hosted by The Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), the “HKIA Belt and Road Forum 2021” (HKIA B&R Forum 2021) took place at the CIC-Zero Carbon Park on 16th and 17th April 2021 (Friday and Saturday) was a resounding success.

    HKIA B&R Forum 2021 was hosted in hybrid mode with over 2,000 participants from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Macau, and B&R countries/cities to the Forum through physical and virtual channels, to hear from regulators, senior government officials from the various B&R Initiative countries, architects as well as experts from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Bangladesh, Kenya, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sri-Lanka and Thailand.  Under the theme, “Retrospect and Prospect of Belt and Road Construction Projects”, the distinguished speakers provided insights and experience sharing on B&R projects, and how Hong Kong’s registered practices, architects and related construction industries can leverage on opportunities arising from the B&R Initiative in particular the post-pandemic era.

    HKIA invited Guest of Honour, The Honourable Mrs. Carrie LAM, GBM, GBS, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to officiate the forum. Other officiating guests at the Opening include Ar. Donald CHOI, President, The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, Ar. XIU Long, President, Architectural Society of China, Ar. Rita SOH, President, Architects Regional Council Asia and Mr. CHAN Ka Kui, SBS, JP, Chairman, Construction Industry Council.

    Strengthening Hong Kong Architects’ professional ties and cooperation in the B&R Initiatives

    Ar. Donald CHOI, President of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects, addressed on the occasion and expressed his gratitude towards the event’s success and emphasised that “HKIA B&R Forum 2021 provides an important platform for the construction and architectural professionals from Hong Kong, Mainland China and B&R countries/cities, and encouraged architects to adapt to changes and play the roles of leaders and collaborators on B&R construction projects.  HKIA aims to duly play its role of being a “super-connector” and “facilitator” to connect local and overseas architects.” Ar. Dicky LO, HKIA B&R Forum 2021 Taskforce Co-Chairman, delivered the closing remarks and expressed that HKIA B&R Forum 2021 provided a chance for architectural professionals to elevate the architectural and design standard of construction projects in B&R countries/cities. Professionals can deeply understand the strengths of Hong Kong act at the B&R Initiative in a multiple-perspective view, in which further promote Hong Kong architects in a higher level of the international architectural and design arena.

    (From left to right)
    • Ar. Dicky LO, HKIA Belt and Road Forum 2021 Taskforce Co-Chairman
    • The Honourable Tony TSE Wai-chuen, BBS, JP, Legislative Council Member (Architectural, Surveying, Planning and Landscape Functional Constituency) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    • Ar. Donald CHOI, HKIA President
    • The Honourable Mrs. Carrie LAM CHENG Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS, The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    • Mr. YE Shuiqiu, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    • Mr. CHAN Ka Kui, SBS, JP, Chairman, Construction Industry Council
    • Ar. Alan CHEUNG, HKIA Belt and Road Forum 2021 Taskforce Co-Chairman
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