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.
“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.