Chairman’s Message (Session 2018 – 2019)

It is my great honour and privilege to be elected as the Chairman of the Environmental Division for the Session 2018/2019.  I would like to express my most sincere appreciation to my predecessor, Ir Kelvin TANG, as well as other past Chairpersons, and the hard-working Committee members who have dedicated so much to the Division and Institution in the past years.  It is only my wish that the same results could be achieved in this upcoming term.

The world is altering rapidly, and engineers must be able to adapt to this ever-changing environment.  Opportunity is reserved for those who are well prepared, and it is therefore important to provide the necessary platform to our members so that the latest knowledge in the field could be shared.  Starting from the One-Belt-One Road initiative, and now streamlining to Greater Bay Area, I believe there are significant opportunities for engineers and I hope that sharing the latest news on this subject and visiting nearby environmental management facilities would allow our members to have a better understanding of the enormous market that awaits us.  We shall therefore continue to arrange top-notch seminars and visits to enrich our members with knowledge so that they can be prepared for the challenges that may lie ahead.

Furthermore, environmental management is a diverse field, and it is my intention to inspire greater working relationship not only with other divisions of the HKIE, but with other Professional Institutions as well.  This would create better synergies and allow enhanced collaborations among the environmental management practitioners in Hong Kong.  As addressed by our President, engaging our youth is a crucial aspect that cannot be ignored, and it is one of my objectives to nurture and inspire the young engineers in this field, and further establish our presence with primary and secondary students so that they could be exposed to engineering at a younger age.

Finally, on behalf of the incoming committee members, I would like to express our most heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support to our Division, and we look forward to seeing you regularly in the coming year!

Ir Norman CHENG