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Virtual Site Visit - Central Kowloon Route – Central Tunnel (Contract No. HY/2018/08)

Date, Time

Date - 17 April 2021 (Saturday), 09:30am –11:30am

Virtual Site Visit – Live streaming using Zoom


Virtual Site Visit Arrangement

In view of the uncertainties brought by the COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong, we had no choice but to postpone a number of site visits which were scheduled earlier in the year. To maintain our continuous quality learning opportunities to our members and our main theme of ‘Nurturing the Young’ while ensuring safety and wellness of all, we would like to launch an innovative initiative “virtual site visit” for the upcoming site visits.


Through video streaming with LIVE commentary, virtual site visit provides the participants with the ability to view the venue on their computer or mobile device at a safe place. Instead of simply looking at photos, the participants will be given a full walk-through tour. It also allows interactive communication between participants and the site host with a live Q&A session. Your usual support and enrolment is highly encouraged.


Programme Highlight

Central Kowloon Route (CKR) is a 4.7km long dual 3-lane trunk road linking the existing Yau Ma Tei Interchange in West Kowloon with the road network of the Kai Tak Development and Kowloon Bay in East Kowloon, forming a trunk route through Central Kowloon. CKR will provide an alternative express route to relieve the traffic congestion on the major east-west corridors. Upon completion of CKR project, the journey time between West Kowloon and Kowloon Bay would take around 5 minutes, representing a reduction of about 25 minutes in comparison to that without CKR.


Central Kowloon Route – Central Tunnel (CKR-CT) (Contract No.: HY/2018/08) is one of the major contracts under CKR project. The works mainly comprise the construction of an approximately 2.8-kilometre dual 3-lane CKR central tunnel; the construction of approximately 41 metres and 33m cut-and-cover tunnels in Yau Ma Tei and Ma Tau Kok respectively. The forecast total of the costs is about HK$6.226 billion.


This technical visit will begin with a brief introduction of the CKR project and followed by a virtual tour to the drill-and-blast tunnels and access shafts at Ho Man Tin, Yau Ma Tei and Ma Tau Kok. The technical visit will be concluded by a Q&A session hosted by the project team and the HKIE Civil Division site visit reporters. All the presentation, site visit and the Q&A session will be conducted on the webinar platform.


Speakers:        Ms. Ada LAI, Chief Engineer, Highways Department

Mr. Jeremy Mark SPARROW, Chief Resident Engineer, Arup – Mott MacDonald Joint Venture

Mr. Victor AU YEUNG, General Construction Manager, Bouygues Travaux Publics



Free of charge


Registration & Enquiries

  • Applicants who have already successfully registered to or participated in more than FIVE (5) visits organised by Civil Division in the session 2019-20 will be given lower priority during the process of registration.
  • Please visit the HKIE Civil Division website for online registration.
  • Applicants are required to provide YOUR COMPANY NAME and YOUR POSITION by email to after registration. Please use the email you provided in the registration.
  • Only successful applicants will be notified on or before the visit.


For enquiries, please contact Ms. Apple Pang via email: