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  • The Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project held a site visit with graduate engineers from both Civil Engineering Graduate Training Scheme and Geotechnical Engineering Graduate Training Scheme on 18 November 2022, introducing the project, the features of Tunnel Boring Machine and the innovative technologies for precise geotechnical control and instrumentation in the Project.


  • The Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project participated in the launching ceremony of the promotional campaign namely " Design for Future Build for Life " organized by the Construction Industry Council on 14 November 2022. The purpose of the campaign is to promote the professional image, development opportunities of the industry and its contributions to the building of our community, whilst attracting young generation to join this industry and realize their talents.

    On that day, the Project Team put up an augmented reality (AR) game based on our 3S Tunnel Defect Inspector system. Through the game, participants not only learnt about the application of innovative technology in engineering projects, but also could “check in” with our Tunnel Boring Machines using the augmented reality filters in our booth.


  • Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel project participated in the InnoCarnival 2022 organized by the Innovation and Technology Commission from 22 to 30 October 2022. The InnoCarnival 2022 is one of the celebration events of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with the theme of “Innovation & Technology Empower our Dreams”.

    The Project Team set up an augmented reality (AR) game based on our 3S Tunnel Defect Inspector, and AR filter which allow visitors to take a virtual photo with our Tunnel Boring Machines at our booth of the InnoCarnival 2022. The design of AR game aims to introduce the innovative technologies applied in the Project and encourage the industry to further apply technologies to enhance productivity.

    It was an honor to have Deputy Director of Civil Engineering and Development Department, Mr. MA Hon Ngai, Harry, JP, and Deputy Director of Drainage Services Department, Mr. CHUI Si Kay, JP, visiting our booth on the first day of the event.

    During the nine-day carnival, our 3S Tunnel Defect Inspector AR game had been well received by the public and attracted many visitors to line up at our booth to experience being a tunnel engineer.


  • “3S Tunnel Defect Inspector” has been recognized as one of the Winners by the 2022 R&D 100 Awards in the Software/Services category. The Awards gala was held on November 17th, 2022 at Coronado, California. We are glad to celebrate this honour with different countries representative and share the views of innovation.


  • The Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project held a virtual site visit with The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors on 12 November 2022, introducing the project, the surveying method and the innovative surveying of this project.


  • Trunk Road T2 and Infrastructure Works for Developments at the Former South Apron Project received recognition in the category of “BIM Projects” in the Celebration of BIM Achievement 2022 co-organized by the Construction Industry Council and Development Bureau on 2 November 2022.

    The Celebration of BIM Achievement is to inspire organisations and practitioners to continually be creative, innovative, transformative or disruptive in bringing Building Information Modelling (BIM) to its full potential, by recognising and sharing their achievements with all stakeholders.


  • The 7th Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 4 November 2022.


  • Students from The University of Hong Kong visited the Community Liaison Centre on 10,11 and 14 October 2022. The project team introduced the Project, the features of tunnel boring machines and Kai Tak Development.


  • The Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project held a virtual site visit with Hong Kong University Engineering Alumni Association on 24 September 2022, introducing the project, the features of Tunnel Boring Machine and the innovative geotechnical monitoring technologies of this project. The project team also has successfully demonstrated for the first time that the drone of the “3S Tunnel Defect Inspector” can be applied to conduct the virtual site visit.


  • The 6th Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 17 June 2022.


  • Following the ”3S Tunnel Defect Inspector" invented in Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel project received a Silver Medal on 28 March 2022 in the Geneva International Inventions Exhibition 2022 and recognized as one of the Winners by the 2022 R&D 100 Awards in the Software/Services category on 22 August 2022, it also won the Emerging Technology – Industrial Construction Award in the Hong Kong Business Technology Excellence Awards 2022 on 15 September 2022. The Awards organized by “Hong Kong Business” aims to honour enterprises that have remarkably contributed to transforming industries and driving business growth through innovation and technology.

    The development of the detection system is the result of the collaborative efforts of Civil Engineering and Development Department, Hyder-Meinhardt Joint Venture and Hong Kong Productivity Council. This innovation has been successfully applied in the project.


  • The Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project received an Excellence Award in “Life First” 2022 organized by Construction Industry Council on 29 August 2022. The “Life First” aims to gather the efforts from all stakeholders among the construction industry to enhance safety awareness and raise safety standards on sites.


  • A media briefing was held on 30 August 2022 by the East Development Office (EDO) of the Civil Engineering and Development Department. Media representatives were briefed on "3S Tunnel Defect Inspector”, the first application in Hong Kong using drone with on board Artificial Intelligence technology for tunnel surface inspection, and then visited the site for the demonstration. The system has been applied in the tunnel inspection works of Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel.

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  • “3S Tunnel Defect Inspector” has been recognized as one of the Winners by the 2022 R&D 100 Awards in the Software/Services category on 22 August 2022. The R&D 100 Awards is widely referred to as “the Oscars of Innovation”. “3S Tunnel Defect Inspector” uses a drone with on-board AI for real-time tunnel surface defects detection to enhance safety, productivity and sustainability in construction project.

    The development of the detection system is the result of the collaborative efforts of Civil Engineering and Development Department, Hyder-Meinhardt Joint Venture and Hong Kong Productivity Council. This innovation has been successfully applied in the project.


  • Patent of “Intelligent inspection drone applied to detect concrete defects in tunnel sites” which forms part of “3S Tunnel Defect Inspector” has been granted in Hong Kong by the Intellectual Property Department of the HKSAR Government on 24 June 2022.


  • Following the ”3S Tunnel Defect Inspector" invented in Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel project received a Silver Medal on 28 March 2022 in the Geneva International Inventions Exhibition 2022, it has also been announced as one of the Finalists for the 2022 R&D 100 Awards on 15 August 2022.

    The development of the detection system is the result of the collaborative efforts of Civil Engineering and Development Department, Hyder-Meinhardt Joint Venture and Hong Kong Productivity Council. This innovation has been successfully applied in the project.


  • The project team held two sessions of school outreach activities with Our Lady of China Catholic Primary School on 2 August 2022, introducing the Project and the features of tunnel boring machines to approximate 120 students.


  • A virtual site visit to Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel co-organized by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, The Geological Society of London, The Geological Society of Hong Kong and The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining was held on 30 July 2022.


  • A technical paper on the application of fibre optics and remote sensing techniques for geotechnical control and instrumentation in the Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project was presented in the HKIE Geotechnical Division 42nd Annual Seminar on 13 May 2022. This is the first-time application in Hong Kong by using fibre optics and light detection and ranging (LiDAR) scanning technique to monitor the entire excavation process of the peanut-shaped tunnel boring machine launching shaft in the project.

    The successful combination and application of the techniques for geotechnical control is the collaborative efforts of Civil Engineering and Development Department, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hyder-Meinhardt Joint Venture.


  • The project team held an online school outreach activity with The Hong Kong Taoist Association Ching Chung Secondary School on 6 May 2022, introducing the Project, the features of tunnel boring machines and the application of Augmented Reality at site.


  • The project team arranged an online career sharing to the students of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) on 11 April 2022. The IVE alumni currently working for the Project shared their career path, responsibilities, examples of their daily works and introduced the innovative electronic project management system adopted in the Project. The IVE expressed that it was a valuable chance for their students to understand the career development opportunities upon graduation.


  • As part of the "Beyond Your Campus" Competition 2021-2022 organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, the project team held an online workshop on 26 March 2022 to introduce the project, sub-sea tunnelling by Tunnel Boring Machines, advanced land surveying technologies and geotechnical monitoring innovations adopted in the project, as well as the roles and responsibilities of surveyors in the construction industry to the contestants.


  • The Community Liaison Centres at Kai Tak and Cha Kwo Ling of the Project will be reopened with effect from 21 April 2022.

  • The ”3S Tunnel Defect Inspector" invented in Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel project received a Silver Medal on 28 March 2022 in the Geneva International Inventions Exhibition 2022. The development of the detection system is the result of the collaborative efforts of Civil Engineering and Development Department, Hyder-Meinhardt Joint Venture and Hong Kong Productivity Council. This innovation has been successfully applied in the project.

    “3S Tunnel Defect Inspector" is the first tunnel inspection system based on drone and on-board AI processing technologies. Bringing digital upgrade to the tunnel inspection, it enables engineers to conduct defect inspections on tunnel linings in a safe and intelligent manner.


  • Contract No. ED/2020/03: Trunk Road T2 - Traffic Control and Surveillance System and Associated Works commenced on 28 January 2022.

  • Newsletter “Track” Issue 3 has been published. Please see our webpage on "Community - Newsletter".

  • In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Community Liaison Centres will be temporarily closed from 7 January 2022 until further notice. Please refer to the notice for details

  • Students from Hong Kong Institute of Construction visited the Community Liaison Centre on 29 December 2021. The project team introduced the Project, the features of tunnel boring machines and the application of Modular Integrated Construction(MiC).


  • The 5th Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 28 December 2021.


  • The project team held a school outreach activity with Ning Po No.2 College on 13 November 2021, introducing the Project and the features of tunnel boring machine.


  • Trunk Road T2 project celebrates its TBM Launching Ceremony on 9 November, 2021. Officiating guests including Ms Mable Chan, Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport), Mr Vincent Ng, Chairman of the Harbourfront Commission, Mr Albert Lee, Director of Civil Engineering and Development Department, Mr Michael Leung, Project Manager of the East Development Office of the Civil Engineering and Development Department, and representatives from the project team.

    During the ceremony, the results of the TBM Naming Competition was announced. The two Tunnel Boring Machines were named "Victoria" and "Rhea". “Victoria” apart from being the name of Hong Kong’s beautiful harbour, Victoria has the meaning of victory, suggesting the smooth accomplishment of the project. The goddess “Rhea” represents the eternal flow of time in Greek mythology. This meaning aligns perfectly with the objectives of the Trunk Road T2 project to reduce travelling time and create a more convenient transport network.

    For details, please visit the Facebook page of the Transport and Housing Bureau at www.facebook.com/2075252216022829/posts/3012812442266797/?d=n and Civil Engineering and Development Department YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjZ6D70S9f4


  • The 4th Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 27 September 2021.


  • The project team held a school outreach activity with SKH Kei Hau Secondary School on 6 and 13 July 2021, introducing the Project and the features of tunnel boring machine.


  • The 3rd Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 5 July 2021.


  • Students from City University of Hong Kong General Education Programme visited the Community Liaison Centre on 29 June 2021. The project team introduced the Project and had a discussion with the students on the application of innovation technology in the construction field.


  • Newsletter “Track” Issue 2 has been published. Please see our webpage on "Community - Newsletter".

  • "Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel - Tunnel Boring Machine Naming Competition" was launched on 31 May 2021. Naming proposals for the two tunnel boring machines are invited from interested secondary and primary students.

  • Delia Memorial School (Glee Path) visited the Community Liaison Centre on 29 May 2021. The project team introduced the Project and had a sharing on the career in construction industry.


  • The project team held an online school outreach activity with Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Sau Nan Primary School on 4 and 5 May 2021, introducing the Project and the features of tunnel boring machine.


  • The project team held a school outreach activity with CCC Kei Faat Primary School (Yau Tong) on 21 April 2021, introducing the Project and the features of tunnel boring machine.


  • Members of Kwun Tong District Council attended a briefing on Trunk Road T2 construction progress on 14 April 2021.


  • The 2nd Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 25 March 2021.


  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Geotechnical Division), Geological Society of Hong Kong and The Geological Society of London - Hong Kong Regional Group joined a Virtual Site Visit to the Tunnel Boring Machine Launching Shaft on 27 February 2021.


  • The Community Liaison Centre – Cha Kwo Ling was opened on 1 March 2021. For the location and details, please refer to our webpage "Community – Community Liaison Centre".


  • Newsletter “Track” Issue 1 has been published. Please see our webpage on "Community - Newsletter".

  • The Community Liaison Centre - Kai Tak was opened on 17 September 2020.


  • The 1st Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 30 June 2020.


  • Contract No. ED/2018/04 - Trunk Road T2 and Infrastructure Works for Developments at the Former South Apron commenced on 14 November 2019.

  • The Civil Engineering and Development Department signed a contract of about HK$10.918 billion on 6 November 2019 with Bouygues Travaux Publics for the Trunk Road T2 and Infrastructure Works for Developments at the Former South Apron.