MY congratulations to the Hong Kong Construction Association on its 75th anniversary. Hong Kong owes much of its success to the contribution of the construction industry. Throughout the years, the hard work of the association and its members has transformed the territory from a fishing port into a modern metropolis. Today, our giant construction projects, such as the Airport Core Programme, rely on advanced technology, modern construction methods and a competent workforce. I am confident that the association will continue to promote professionalism in our construction industry. I wish the association every success in the future.