Labour shortage clips the wings of Hong Kong's logistics hub

Government needs to encourage young people to take up technical or engineering education and help semi-skilled workers further upgrade their skills. Photo: Perry Wong

In his maiden policy address, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying stressed the importance of Hong Kong's logistics industry, one of the four traditional economic pillars that have made the city a successful business centre.

Tuesday, 29 January, 2013, 1:42am

CLP trainee hopes to engineer a better society

Jessica Or Pui-ying (below) was so impressed by CLP Engineering's multi-discipline development in engineering and green-energy promotion that she joined the firm as an engineer trainee. She tells Wong Yat-hei that by serving in the field of engineering, she hopes she can contribute to a better society.

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13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Grappling with green issues

MSc in Energy and Environment CityU

The world faces energy and environment problems, from global warming and rising oil prices, to water and air pollution. New laws and ever-more stringent regulations aim to ease or at least slow down their impact. This will change the way business is run and how people live.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Engineering a restaurant revolution

The son of a restaurant tycoon, Simon Wong Kit-lung did not show much interest in following in his father's footsteps when growing up. Instead, he had a passion for infrastructure. After graduating with a degree in civil engineering, Wong worked in a consultancy and the government's highways department.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Hotel engineers need patience, a yen for service

Hotel guests may not bump into the engineering staff very often, but these busy yet low-profile employees are the unsung heroes who help keep facilities in tip-top form.

David Au (left), director of engineering at InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, leads a 30-member team that maintains the hotel's facilities day and night.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Jobs offer measure of public safety

Canadian testing and certification company CSA Group is expanding in the Greater China region, creating jobs and upgrading skills in the process. The company, which has had a branch office in Hong Kong since 1997, is hiring both engineers as well as sales and marketing executives to support its burgeoning operations.

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Simple lifestyle changes could help to clean up HK's environment

As Kermit the frog once famously said, 'It's not easy being green.' Actually I'm on the verge of giving up. Why bother?

The changes I have made to my lifestyle for the planet are numerous but it is starting to look all so futile in the face of an avalanche of indifference from what seems like everyone around me. The last straw for me was one day earlier this month.

29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Engineering the best way forwards

While engineers are generally thought to be taciturn, getting the message across is actually an integral part of their job, especially at big jobs with a multinational crew.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Firm desperate for tested talent

Architects and engineers Atkins China

Atkins China is recruiting for more than a dozen new and replacement positions for its architectural and engineering (MEP) teams.

'We are desperate for experienced electrical and mechanical engineers,' says Peggy Wong, Atkins' senior manager for human resources and administration.

4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Engineer found guilty in golf sponsorship case

A senior government engineer received a suspended jail term yesterday for taking HK$30,000 from a contractor as sponsorship for golf games he organised for the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

The engineer spent all the money on the events and did not enjoy any personal gain.

5 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Making dreams come true

Engineering could be the best respected, most coveted and all-round 'awesome' profession.

Yet the contemporary world's best-known comic everyman, a full-time loser called Dilbert, is an engineer. Not only that, engineers the world over have taken him to their hearts and identified with him.

4 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Septuagenarian sees big potential in capsule homes

Huang Rixin remains determined to turn his unconventional property dream into reality, notwithstanding the fact that the odds seem to be stacked up against him.

23 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Mani Rao

WORLDS IN TEXTS It all comes together in religion for me: history, sociology, psychology, communication, mythology, anthropology, neuroscience ... and poetry: for all the religious texts, the Koran, Bible and Vedas ... are poems. I have tremendous respect for the intimate and intense testimony of religious experience.

30 May 2010 - 12:00am

Highway to the top

For graduate engineers in its highways and transportation infrastructure division, Atkins China has developed a structured training programme encompassing on-the-job and classroom training, and support for chartered engineer examinations.

13 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Mind-boggling variety of courses on offer

Engineers can build on their degrees by going back to school. Most engineering jobs in Hong Kong require a first degree in the discipline. Those wanting to move into more senior positions should consider a graduate diploma or a master of science (MSc) in the field.

10 Jan 2009 - 12:00am