Representatives from the Construction Industry Council, government departments including the Development Bureau, the Architectural Services Department and the Buildings Department, visited the InnoCell Project site at Hong Kong Science Park on 12 March 2020. The visit included briefing on the technology and arrangement adopted in this project by the project team coupled with a site walk and demonstration of the assembly of the modules. The project is expected to be completed in the 4th quarter of this year.
2021 Policy Address
The Chief Executive issues the 2021 Policy Address on October 7, 2021. It mentions the government will continue to implement “Construction 2.0” so as to uplift the productivity and skill level of the sector. Wider use of I&T and Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) will also be promoted to shorten construction time, reduce manpower and enhance safety in construction sites. Moreover, in order to increase and speed up the housing supply, the HKHA and the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) will adopt the MiC and other innovative construction technology more widely. The HKHA will also adopt a new procurement model to suitable projects to allow contractors to undertake design and construction in a bundle. It is hoped that these measures can further optimise and speed up the construction process.