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The HKIE Civil Division Annual Dinner 2009–30 years of Engineering and Our Future

Date, time & venue 
2009-11-06;7:00pm - 11:00pm;JW Marriott,Admiralty

Programme Highlights

The Annual Dinner is one of the major events organized by the Civil Division and has always been well attended by our guests and members. This year is the Civil Division’s 30th anniversary and the Dinner will be special and remarkable.  We have the pleasure of having The Hon Ms Eva Cheng Yu-wah, JP, the Secretary for Transport and Housing, to be our Guest of Honour. There will also be presentation of the Civil Engineering Papers of the Year Award, the Best Reporters Award, Most Contributing Organization Awards as well as the live band performance. Your participation and support would definitely enlighten the evening.



The Hon Ms Eva Cheng Yu-wah, JP, the Secretary for Transport and Housing, Development Bureau, HKSAR Government


HK $1150 per person; HK$13,800 per Corporate Table


Registration & Enquiries

For registration, please complete and return the Standard Reply Form to Ir David Lau by fax: 2865-5229. For enquiries, please contact Ir David Lau at 2823-7068 or



A Passage in Time – thirtieth anniversary annual dinner of the Civil Division

It was no ordinary annual dinner for the Civil Division on 6 November when it flashed back the major changes and achievements in the industry over the last thirty years since its establishment.   

In her address as the guest of honour, Ms. Eva Cheng, JP, Secretary for Transport and Housing, thanked the division for supporting the controversial debate on Express Rail Link alignment, and aptly summarized the critical role that engineers have in the past, today and into the future.  As Hong Kong is embarking on an era of sustained growth through strategic government investment in major infrastructural development, the future lies ahead for engineers is both challenging and full of opportunities. 

Mr. Philco Wong, Chairman of the Civil Division, also shared with the audiences his observation.  Because of the rapid transformation of Hong Kong, hence the intensive needs for quality and world-class construction projects, the diversity of works that local professionals were exposed to is more than twice that of their counterpart abroad.  This has also brought a significant advancement in the engineering and construction field.  As we enjoy the success of our hard work and professional dedication, we should not lose sight of the critical values of safety by design, sustainable construction and climate change impact.

The dinner party at the JW Marriott was well attended by more than 400 professionals coming from the government, consultants, contractors and suppliers. Another highlight of the event was a performance by the committee members of the Division.  The play resembled the famous programme of “Who wants to be a millionaire?” and projected major changes in the construction industry and the civil division in the past three decades.

Important milestones and achievements of the civil engineering field were documented in the special edition of “Civil 30”, a book made exclusively for members and friends who joined the event and brought them those memories of civil engineering in Hong Kong from 1979 to 2009.  



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