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Seminar on Reconstruction of Typhoon Morakot with Respect, Innovation, and Cooperation Between Government and Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Date, time & venue 
2014-04-16;19:00- 21:00;Chinese Culture Association (中國文化協會), 3/F Block A, Yee-On Court, 79 H Waterloo Road, Mongkok

(1)  Co-organizer:

台大土木及地質香港校友會NTU Alumni Association (Civil & Geology) in Hong Kong

(2)  Supporters:

a.    香港科技大學Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

b.    香港科技大學土木校友會HKUSTAA civil and environmental engineering Alumni Association

c.    香港工程師學會土木分部HKIE Civil Division

d.    香港工程師學會岩土分部HKIE Geotechnical Division

e.    香港地質學會Geological Society of Hong Kong


About the talk

Typhoon Morakot devastated Taiwan in August 2009 causing great loss of life and property. The compassion and power of non-governmental organizations in Taiwan construct a social management system of cooperation between government and private organizations, and the model of cooperation between government and private organizations is admired by professional experts worldwide.
After 4 years and 8 months of reconstruction, the Special Act for Post-Typhoon Morakot Disaster Reconstruction expires on August 29 this year. The speech of Dr. Jenn-Chuan Chern will share the experience and results of the post-disaster reconstruction with “Safety, Respect and Efficiency”, and express the appreciation for the love and donation from Hong Kong and Macau.


Prof Jenn-Chuan Chern is a distinguished scholar and professional civil engineer in Taiwan.  He is currently a distinguished professor with Department of civil engineering of National Taiwan University, the president of Chinese Institute of Engineers.  After the attack of Typhoon Morakot to Taiwan in 2009, Prof Chern was assigned by the Government as CEO to the Morakot Post-Disaster Reconstruction Concil, leading the reconstruction works to those broken communities in the disaster.

Prof Chern is also a Board member and the CEO for Tang Prize Foundation, which is an international award that recognizes the most original and influential researchers or institutes in the areas of Sustainable Development, Biopharmaceuticals Science, Sinology, established Dr Samuel Yin- the Chairman of the Ruentex Group in Taiwan


(1)    For registration, please contact Chinese Culture Association at

before 10 April 2014

(2)     CPD certificate will be ready for collection at the venue after the presentation.

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