CIC signs mainland co-operation deal

CIC signs mainland co-operation deal

Council to collaborate on training, safety, good practice

More interaction on construction matters is on the way between Hong Kong and the mainland after the Construction Industry Council inked a groundbreaking agreement with its mainland counterpart.

The council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Monday with the China Construction Industry Association to enhance co-operation between the two bodies “with a view of creating new construction-related opportunities”, according to a CIC press release.

The MOU was signed by council chairman Lee Shing-see and CCIA vice president Xu Yiping.

Under the MOU, both bodies will co-operate on the areas of training, safety and good industry practice.

CIC chairman Lee Shing-see (left) and CCIA vice president Xu Yiping at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Monday at the 2013 Mainland and Hong Kong Construction Industry Forum held in Ningbo, Zhejiang province    (HKSAR Government)

CIC chairman Lee Shing-see (left) and CCIA vice president Xu Yiping at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Monday at the 2013 Mainland and Hong Kong Construction Industry Forum held in Ningbo, Zhejiang province (HKSAR Government)

“This co-operation includes sharing of knowledge, arranging technical exchange visits, and organising seminars and discussion forums as well as other collaborative activities,” the press release said.

Lee said there were many matters on which experience and knowledge could be shared, such greater involvement in the hosting of events and improving the channel of communication of developments in the construction industry.

“The partnership between the Mainland and Hong Kong SAR will boost our overall competitiveness and be a win-win outcome for both sides,” Lee said.

On a lower level, trade organisations have been coming together to collaborate.

According to CIC minutes of a meeting held last April, the Hong Kong General Building Contractors Association has formed an alliance with the Beijing Construction Association and the Macau Construction Association to enhance communication and collaboration.

Danny Chung

 

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