Secretary for Development Paul Chan said that Mainland and Hong Kong construction industries could enhance overall competitiveness and jointly explore international markets through multilevel co-operation.
Hong Kong’s construction industry has a full grasp of the international standards and the required experience, and can play a bridging role in assisting its Mainland counterparts to enhance their standards and become more international, added Mr Chan.
Mr Chan delivered these remarks at the 2014 Mainland & Hong Kong Construction Industry Forum in Nanning today.
The forum aimed to promote exchanges between the construction industries of the Mainland and Hong Kong on innovative technology and project management and to foster ties and co-operation between the two places.
The delegation was comprised of about 130 members, including representatives from the Development Bureau, construction trade associations and professional institutions, as well as construction industry personnel and Legislative Council members Lo Wai-kwok and Tony Tse.
During the visit Mr Chan also met the CPC Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Committee Secretary Peng Qinghua.
Mr Chan will go to Beijing tomorrow to accompany Chief Executive CY Leung on a visit to central ministries.