The Hong Kong Construction Industry has unveiled its “Design for Future, Build for Life” campaign, which aims to promote the professional image and development prospects of the industry while also shining a light on the positive contribution this sector makes to society.
With the support of Hong Kong’s Development Bureau, the Construction Industry Council garnered the support of over 20 professional institutions, industrial associations and unions, tertiary educational institutions and training institutions to make the industry-wide campaign happen. Large-scale promotional and educational activities will be put on to arouse the interest of the general public – particularly those of the next generation – in the development of the construction sector, and invite them to join the industry in building a brighter future together.
The “Design for Future, Build for Life” launch ceremony was held at Kowloon Bay’s Zero Carbon Park, with industry leaders, government representatives and Legislative Council members alike joining hands to announce the promotional programmes for the first phase of the campaign.
“Construction industry has always been a driving force of the social and economic developments of Hong Kong,” said Ms. Bernadette LINN, Secretary for Development, in her speech. “In addition to providing additional $1 billion funding to the Construction Industry Council for providing 27,000 training places over the next six years, the Government will also continue our close partnership with the tertiary institutions and training institutions in this regard. We would also step up efforts in promoting the industry, sharing the stories of industry practitioners and knowledge including its professionalism and creativity.”
Ir Thomas HO, Chairman of the Construction Industry Council announced the establishment of “Construction Industry Volunteer Team” and “Construction Industry Youth Network”. In his speech, he said: “Construction industry is in full force to participate in this campaign, not only we wish the general public to “see and build the future”, but also ensure they understand fully how the industry is helping all ‘build their Life’.”
This sustained campaign will enhance public understanding of the construction sector by building diversified promotional platforms, STEAM education for schools and voluntary community service. Moving forward, the industry will continue to contribute to our community and improve the living quality for the people in need through the newly established Construction Industry Volunteer Team.
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