Sustainable Development

In 2020, the coronavirus wreaked havoc across the globe. The HKSAR government decided to use the space inside Lei Yue Mun Park and Holiday Village to build Hong Kong’s first virus prevention and isolation centre, providing over 352 units and 366 beds. CSHK was successfully awarded this project on January 30.

As it was the critical period in epidemic prevention, we actively conducted coordination and planning with other parties. The project was divided into two phases. The first phase was the basketball court project which commenced construction on February 3. We only used 600 hours to complete, and it was delivered for use on February 28. The second phase was the soccer pitch project which commenced construction on February 14 and was ready for use on April 9. Throughout the process, we demonstrated efficiency and our commitment to the society, receiving positive feedback from all walks of life. The results received the compliment as “Hong Kong’s Huoshen Mountain” by local media.

Starting from January 28, company leaders and related department persons in charge arrived on site in advance to prepare and plan related works. They called summary and deployment meetings every night to coordinate material production and deployment, and study problems encountered during construction. Leaders from different levels also directly commanded on site and called meetings to study deployment whenever encountering problems. Construction of the two sites was carried out separately with more than 40 contractor companies and around 20 supplier companies working against the clock during the whole process, actively managing and successfully rallying all parties in completing this important mission.

Finishing the job under time constraints during the epidemic inevitably led to additional challenges, including logistics restrictions and heightened hygiene control standards. At that time, it was the Lunar New Year and Mainland factories were affected by the epidemic control measures. Indefinite extensions of downtime and the closing of Hong Kong borders severely obstructed material production and transportation. We immediately contacted our long-term suppliers to speed up material procurement arrangements, and established a material list where materials can be provided within Hong Kong region.

On the other hand, this project is a benchmark for Hong Kong’s first successful swift construction using the assembly concept. Throughout the process, under the MiC, the time needed for component transportation was lengthy and difficult to master, making it a major risk. The first shipment from Zhuhai Hailong factory to project site took over 14 hours. In view of this, we immediately discussed with four government departments in HKSAR, including the Architectural Services Department, Transport Department, Development Bureau and Police Force, as well as four road and bridge joint organisations, such as Tsing Ma Bridge and operators of Western Harbour Tunnel, to expedite transportation. Eventually, the transportation time from factory to the project site was reduced to less than 5 hours, ensuring components arrived at the site smoothly and punctually.

Under the professional guidance of the Former Dean of Hong Kong Princess Margaret Hospital and CSCI Medical’s operation director, CHIU Lee-lee Lily, the company established health and epidemic prevention teams, set up epidemic prevention training rooms, formulated and improved special management systems. It stated clearly on requirements for health check, disinfection and supporting facilities, allowing workers to work safely in situations when construction work was carried out in the wards. Workers carried out point to point commuting, temperature measurement when entering and exiting the construction site, and inspection on wearing bracelets, allowing the company to monitor workers’ locations in real time, enhancing heath inspections and further ensuring the health and safety of all personnel in the construction site.

CSHK’s on time completion of the epidemic prevention and isolation centre during social crisis depended largely on the joint cooperation of all stakeholders, which fully demonstrates team spirits. It was CSHK’s honour to be able to work together with all parties in a time of need and to achieve solidarity of the lion rock spirit.