The Construction Industry Council has organised a technical visit to Singapore to look at their ongoing PPVC projects (on logistic, lifting and installation of modules and finishing works, procurement strategy and contractual arrangement for PPVC/MiC projects, and inspection for acceptance in factory/site etc) and Integrated Construction and Prefabrication Hubs on setting up fabrication yard/factory, and the QA/QC in factory, and to explore opportunities in providing suitable training courses on MiC for Hong Kong construction practitioners and workers. Aside of meeting with BCA, PPVC contractors and suppliers, a meeting was set up with the Ministry of Manpower on the integration of occupational health and safety into DfMA/MiC process and any relevant courses/trainings.
New Isolation Facilities in Hong Kong
In view of the 5th wave of the COVID-19, new isolation facilities and Pop-up Community Vaccination Centres were built by MiC and DfMA with full speed. Eight Community Isolation Facilities projects from China State Construction International providing over 50,000 isolation beds. Supported by the Central Government, the Lok Ma Chau Loop Hospital for Emergency was completed in April 2022. Meanwhile, two MiC transitional housing projects were used as community isolation facilities, providing more than 2,500 units.