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Technical Seminar, A review on Infrastructural Development in Hong Kong after WW2 up to the 1990s


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A good opportunity to learn the infrastructural development in Hong Kong in the past 60 years, emphasizing on key success factor, major projects delivered and the future outlook.

Date and Time

05 January 2018 - 19:00-20:30


Hung Hom, Hong Kong - icon_popup  (See map)


Jointly organised by the E & S.E Asia:Hong Kong and E & S.E Asia:Hong Kong local networks.

About this event

About the event

A good opportunity to learn the infrastructural development in Hong Kong in the past 60 years, emphasizing on key success factor, major projects delivered and the future outlook. 

Hong Kong GDP recorded a tremendous growth during the past 60 years. Government statistics showed that average annual GDP growth was 5.28% between 1974 to 2017 which is one of the highest records in the world. Moreover such growth reached an all-time high of 20.74% during 4Q 1976. Such growth was supported by a simultaneous expansion of infrastructural development in all sectors. 

Throughout this period, we witnessed the taking-off of Hong Kong Economy based on our light industries, the development of the container terminals that solidly enhance Hong Kong as an international port, continuous extension of railway and highway network, the completion of a world-class international airport, infrastructure that links the border with mainland, the effective running of power grids and telecom services… . This is a long and winding process that takes the time of at least 2 to 3 generations of hard-working input by the Hong Kong’s engineering professions.

This seminar will review such development and look into the key successful factors as well as plotting the possible future roadmap. To tell this long story, the seminar is sub-divided into two parts. The current Forum is Part 1 will discuss HK’s development after WW2 up to the 1990s. By the time the construction of the new airport was the most eye-catching event before the handing over of Hong Kong.

Part 2 will continue the story of Hong Kong up till 2030 which will take place in a later day 

About the Speaker

Ir. Raymond Wong is an independent researcher and a lecturer in the Division of Building Science and Technology at City University of Hong Kong.  He joined the construction profession in 1977 and obtained his first professional qualification as a Chartered Builder in 1982. He is currently a member of HKIE and a retired member of the CIOB 
Ir. Wong has conducted a series of studies in tall building construction, industrialized construction systems, urban studies, infrastructure projects and other related studies since 1995. 

In the recent 15 years, Ir. Wong has extended his study towards the urban development of some major cities of China, in particular Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Chongqing, with a focus on the urban planning, infrastructure development and revitalization projects in these cities. He has published more than 150 papers/articles of various nature and topics based on his studies in such areas.


Organized by: ECS Section, IET Hong Kong 
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm. 
Refreshment will be served at 6:30 pm 

Registration information

Enquiry: Ben LI – citechl@hkstar.com, benli.iet@gmail.com


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