x` Trunk Road T2 and Infrastructure Works for Developments at the Former South Apron

What's New

  • The Community Liaison Centre - Kai Tak has been reopened after enhancement works. Various AR, VR, and MR immersive games based on the T2 Project have been set up, offering a more engaging and interactive experience for visitors and allowing them to learn more about the T2 and the cutting-edge innovative technologies applied in this project. The opening hours are as follows:
    Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 13:30 / 14:30 - 18:00
    Saturday: 9:00 - 13:00
    Sunday and Public Holidays: Closed
    We welcome group visits. Please email enquiry@trunkroadt2.com for arrangement.


  • Students from Canossa Primary School attended the T2 STEM Workshop on 11 June 2024 at the Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre of Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel. The Project Team introduced the project background, construction methods, and innovative technologies applied in the project. Additionally, our resident engineers introduced the role of civil engineers, academic requirements, and the career prospects of engineers to the students. Following the presentation, the students explored the facilities at the Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre, such as Mixed Reality (MR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR) interactive games, as well as the immersive cave for tunnel touring , which further deepened their understanding of our project. We hope the visit has helped the students gain engineering knowledge and provide guidance for their career planning.


  • Young engineers from Asia Infrastructure Solutions and students from the Faculty of Engineering of Hong Kong University visited Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project on 25 May 2024. The project team introduced the project background and the features of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) used in the project. After that, the participants had a visit to the TBM which gave them a remarkable construction experience and enhanced their engineering knowledge.


  • Students from Kwun Tong Government Primary School (Sau Ming Road) attended the T2 STEM Workshop on 17 May 2024 at the Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre of Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel. The Project Team introduced the project background, construction methods, and innovative technologies applied in the project. Additionally, our resident engineers introduced the role of civil engineers, academic requirements, and the career prospects of engineers to the students. Following the presentation, the students explored the facilities at the Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre, such as Mixed Reality (MR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR) interactive games, as well as the project model, tunnel boring machine (TBM) display model, and the immersive cave for tunnel touring. We hope the visit has helped the students gain engineering knowledge and develop a better idea for planning their future careers.


  • Students from Pooi To Middle School attended the T2 STEM Workshop at the Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre of Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel on 25 April 2024. The Project Team introduced the project background, construction methods, and the innovative technologies applied in this project. Additionally, our engineers explained the roles of civil engineers, academic requirements, and career prospects. Following the presentation, the students explored the project model and the tunnel boring machine (TBM) display model at the centre. Through participating in various interactive games with Mixed Reality (MR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, the students had a deeper understanding of the TBM assembly, tunnelling operation, as well as the innovative technologies applied during the construction stage of the Project. We hope the visit has helped the students gain engineering knowledge and develop a better idea for planning their future careers.


  • About 30 participants from various countries who joined the World Tunnel Congress 2024 visited the Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project on 25 April 2024.

    The technical visit began with an introduction of the project background, the features of the tunnel boring machine and the application of innovative technologies in our project. Following the presentation, the participants had a visit to the sub-sea tunnel and gained insights into the internal structures of the tunnel, including the construction methods of the Service Gallery, Cross Passage, and Overhead Ventilation Duct slab. Additionally, the participants explored the control room of the tunnel boring machine and had a deeper understanding of the daily operation of tunnel excavation.

    The 2024 World Tunnel Congress was co-organized by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association and the China Civil Engineering Society. With the theme "Tunnelling for a Better Life", it focused on the latest trends and sustainable development solutions in tunnel and underground construction engineering. Through the site visit, participants have shared and exchanged of international tunnel construction technologies and experiences.


  • Students from Munsang College attended the T2 STEM Workshop at the Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre of Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel on 18 April 2024. The Project Team introduced the project background, construction methods, and innovative technologies. Additionally, our engineer explained the roles of civil engineers, academic requirements, and career opportunities. The students explored the project model and the tunnel boring machine (TBM) display models. Through participating in various interactive games with Mixed Reality (MR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies, the students had a deeper understanding of the TBM assembly, tunnelling operation, as well as the innovative technologies applied during the construction stage of the Project. We hope the visit has helped the students gain engineering knowledge and develop a better idea for planning their future careers.


  • The LiDAR-Based Fiducial Marker Positioning System was exhibited at InnoEX 2024

    The 2nd InnoEX, co-organized by the Innovation, Technology and Industry Bureau of the HKSAR Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), was held from 13 April to 16 April 2024, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), under the theme “Innovation for a Smarter World.” InnoEX2024 not only showcased various innovative achievements but also brought together representatives from the governments of Hong Kong, Mainland China, and ASEAN, as well as experts from different technological fields, to discuss important issues related to technology and smart city development.

    During InnoEX2024, the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer established the "Innovative Application with AI" Innovation Competition Awards zone, featuring a variety of innovative projects initiated by government departments. The Civil Engineering and Development Department exhibited the LiDAR-Based Fiducial Marker Positioning System, which received a merit award in the competition and is currently in use in the Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel projects. This exhibition not only allowed representatives from overseas and mainland technologies companies, government officials, school, and public to get a close look at this advanced positioning technology, but it also highlighted the significant contributions of the engineering sector in advancing Hong Kong's development as a smart city.


  • On 8 April 2024, the professors, lecturers, and students from Avans University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands visited the Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project. The project team introduced the project background, features of the Tunnel Boring Machine, and the geotechnical innovations used in the project. The team also led the visitors to the TBM launching shaft. It is believed that all the students benefited greatly from this experience.


  • The 12th Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 4 March 2024.


  • About 60 students and teachers from the Kwun Tong Government Secondary School visited the Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre of Trunk Road T2 and Chan Kwo Ling Tunnel project on 4 March 2024. Our project team introduced the project background, tunnel construction methods, the working principle of tunnel boring machines and the innovative technologies applied to the project. Subsequently, our project team the nature of job and career prospects of engineers with the students. This allowed the students to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the engineering profession and assisted them in career planning. Following the introduction, students actively participated in various interactive activities, such as the “360 Tunnel Video Cave”, “AR Tunnel Inspection Challenge”, “Controlling Tunnel Boring Machine VR” and “Assembling Tunnel Boring Machine MR”, at the Community Liaison Centre to enhance their understanding of the project. Despite the visit being limited to an afternoon, we hope it provided meaningful insights to the students.


  • The Hong Kong Engineers Week Carnival, organized by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers from 1 to 3 March 2024, showcased the daily professional work of engineers to the public. The booth of Civil Engineering and Development Department exhibited their fruitful achievements over the past 20 years. Also, T2 Project Team was also invited to introduce the 3S Tunnel Defect Inspector and its application in the T2 Project to booth visitors. Young visitors were able to gain an understanding of tunnel engineering and the importance of tunnel inspections through our Augmented Reality (AR) Tunnel Inspection Game.


  • Kowloon City District Officer, District Council members, Area Committee members and District Youth Community Building Committee members conducted a visit to the new footbridge at Kai Fuk Road constructed under Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Project in the afternoon of 1 March 2024. They were accompanied by Mr. Michael Leung, the Project Manager of East Development Office of CEDD, and the T2 Project Team. Members were briefed by the project team on the new footbridge about the connectivity between communities around Kowloon Bay and the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital provided by the new footbridge as well as the environmental and safety measures adopted during the footbridge construction. During the visit, members expressed keen interest in the public walkway network in Kai Tak South development area, the future New Acute Hospital and the areas in its vicinity.

    After learning the function of the new footbridge, members walked along the new footbridge and the temporary covered walkway to the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital at Shing Cheong Road, enabling them to better understand the connectivity and accessibility of the future pedestrian network within the district.

    The new footbridge was opened to public on 2 March 2024, making the commute between Kai Fuk Road and Shing Cheong Road much more convenient.


  • On 31 January 2024, around 20 junior secondary school students from MKMCF Ma Chan Duen Hey Memorial College visited our Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre. The Project Team introduced the project background, construction method and innovative technology applied in this project to the students. A briefing session was then conducted to familiarise the students with the duties as an engineer, the related academic requirements together with the career prospect in the construction industry.

    The students were then given opportunities to visit the display models of the project and the tunnel boring machine (TBM). Through the Mixed Reality (MR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) interactive games in the centre, it enhanced their understanding of the TBM assembly process, TBM operation and innovative technologies adopted in the project. It is anticipated that students would find the visit fruitful and the information would certainly assist them in setting career plans in future.


  • Around 20 engineers from MTR Corporation Limited visited Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project on 27 January 2024. The visit began with an introduction of the project background, the application of geotechnical innovation and the features of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) by our project team. Following that, engineers from the project consultant, Hyder-Meinhardt Joint Venture, along with the contractors from Bouygues Travaux Publics, led the MTR engineers to tour the tunnel construction site. The project team briefed them on the installation of the TBM, tunnelling traditions, as well as the challenges faced during the construction process. They had the opportunity to enter the TBM control room to explore the inner workings of this vital space, gaining a deeper understanding of its significance and the daily operations of the tunnel excavation works.


  • Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel project conducted a "Tunnel Boring Machine STEM Workshop" at Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre on 28 December 2023, which attracted colleagues from the project consultant, Hyder-Meinhardt Joint Venture, to participate with their children and friends. The Project Team first explained the structure and scientific principles of the "Tunnel Boring Machine" (TBM) used in this project. To better understand the assembly, operation and inspection processes of the TBM, the children also participated in various interactive Mixed Reality (MR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) games. It is anticipated that the workshop would help cultivating interest of young generation in science, technology and engineering and they looked forward to visiting the centre again.


  • On 30 November and 15 December 2023, around 50 Secondary 4 and 5 students from Po Chiu Catholic Secondary School visited our Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre, an introduction from the Project Team was first delivered to the students on project background, construction methods and the latest technologies applied in this project.

    A guided tour was provided to students which covered the physical model of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) used in this project and students also participated in various immersive interactive games displayed in the centre. The Project Team also shared various kinds of information such as duties of engineer, academic requirement and career prospect to students. It is anticipated that students would find the visit fruitful and the information would certainly assist them in setting career plans in future.


  • The 11th Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 13 December 2023.


  • A group of 10 students from 5 secondary schools participated in the“Civil Engineer Course 303 – Job Shadowing”of the“Youth Academy of Civil Engineering and Development”organized by the Civil Engineering and Development Department on 9 December 2023. The job shadowing programme aimed to provide students with insight into the workplace of Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel, and to inspire their interest in the engineering profession and assist them in planning their careers.

    The project team started by explaining the structure of civil engineering projects and introducing the responsibilities of various functions within a team. In addition, the team shared with the students how the project utilized various innovative technologies to achieve more efficient and safer construction goals. For example, the project replaced the manual drilling with robotic arms and the use of 3S Tunnel Defect Inspector brought a digital upgrade to tunnel inspection. These innovations enhanced on-site construction efficiency, flexibility, safety, and accuracy. The team also introduced the Electronic Request for Inspection/ Survey Check System (e-RISC) to monitor the construction progress. It helped to optimize the inspection process, reduce the reliance on paper documents, and provided a centralized document management repository. Furthermore, the team explained to the students how they applied a Centralized Management Platform (CMP) to manage and store shared information about projects/assets so as to improve project management, collaboration, and productivity.

    At the end, students were guided by engineers to complete a series of practical tasks using the CMP. During this session, the students actively participated and asked questions. The job shadowing programme allowed them to experience and explore their interest and suitability for the engineering profession through introductions and interactive exchanges. It also helped them plan their future educational and career paths.


  • Form 3 students from Tseung Kwan O Government Secondary School joined the“Master Talk”organized by the Construction Industry Council under the programme -“Design for Future, Build for Life”(Campaign) which helps to promote the construction industry, visited Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre (the Centre) of East Development Office of CEDD on 8 December 2023. Engineers from Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel (T2 Project) and Tseung Kwan O Cross Bay Link (the Link) introduced the background of the two projects to the students respectively. T2 Project's engineer first explained the process from casting, assembling, disassembling and delivering to Hong Kong and hoisting into the shaft for reassembly and finally to start tunnel excavation of two tunnel boring machines (TBM) used in the project. The students all listened with great interest. Following that, the Link's engineer shared experience of the steel bridge erection of the project. Only later did the students understand that the project adopted the 'float-over method' and took into account the tidal conditions for the erection of a double-arch steel bridge weighing over 10,000 tons. The students realized the complexity of the erection process.

    After visiting the project and TBM models in the Centre, as well as various immersive interactive games, the project team took the students to view the peanut-shaped launching shaft from the rooftop of the building adjacent to the site to show them the tunnel alignment and the operation of the TBMs through AR technology. Although the visit lasted for only a short time, the students were able to learn a lot through playing and having an enjoyable and fulfilling morning.


  • On 6 December 2023, around 60 teachers from Ning Po College visited the Community Liaison Centre of “Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel” in Kai Tak.

    An introduction was first given by the Project Team on the background of the project and its benefits to the future community. The use of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in this project was also highlighted. The session was followed by various interactive games through Mixed Reality (MR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) facilities. The teachers were deeply impressed by the illustration of the project scope and the setup of the interactive elements in the centre.

    Throughout this event, teachers in Ning Po College were not only able to understand one of the major infrastructure projects near their community, but could also appreciate the latest innovation and technologies used in the construction industry.

    Ning Po College expressed its gratitude to the Project Team for organizing such a fruitful event on the Teachers’ Development Day. The school would further encourage students to participate, with an aim of fostering the young generation to pursue career in the construction field.


  • On 23 November 2023, a technical delegation from the Global Construction Sustainability Forum and Exhibition 2023 (GCSFE 2023), co-organized by the Development Bureau and the Construction Industry Council, came to visit the Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project. The Project Team briefed them the project background, the characteristics of the tunnel boring machine, the construction of cross passage and the innovative geotechnical monitoring technology used in the project as well as the progress in promoting the electrified construction in our works. The visitors then moved to BIM room where the Project Team demonstrated on how the project to best utilise Common Data Environment (CDE) to improve project management, collaboration and productivities.

    Upon the introduction, the visitors visited the tunnel construction site with the engineering team to get to know more about the tunnel’s internal structures and construction of cross passage etc. They all listened attentively to the engineering team explanations. In addition to asking questions enthusiastically, they took photos of one another to mark this occasion.


  • Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project has received the silver award in the "Hong Kong Construction Common Data Environment Award" co-organized by the Development Bureau and the Construction Industry Council on 21 November 2023. The award aims to recognise local projects and organisations that best utilise Common Data Environment (CDE) to assist in project management, collaboration, and productivities.

    The T2 project has been commended for its exceptional implementation of CDE, with a unique focus on both technology and people. The project stands out by incorporating advanced technologies, innovation, and automation to support the application of Building Information Model (BIM) for the smooth implementation of the project. This comprehensive approach ensures the successful implementation and utilization of CDE by addressing both the technological and human aspects. It exemplifies the project team's dedication to embracing innovation, fostering collaboration, and achieving excellence in the construction industry.


  • The Institution of Civil Engineers, Hong Kong Association, Graduates & Students Division visited Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project on 4 November 2023. After the briefing on the project background and the features of tunnel boring machine, the project team led the members to visit the tunnel. Most members were deeply impressed by the challenges of main tunnel construction and the excavation of the cross passage.


  • Hong Kong College of Technology visited Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnels Project on 4 November 2023. The Project Team briefed them the project background, Tunnel Boring Machine and geotechnical innovation used by the project. In the visit, they were most impressed by the application of the Tunnel Boring Machine in the project. Every participants listened with great interest and enjoyed the visiting experience.


  • Jointly developed by HKPC, the Civil Engineering and Development Department, Hyder-Meinhardt Joint Venture and Hong Kong Productivity Council, the Autonomous Air-ground Cooperative Tunnel Inspector won the Smart Business (Solution for Business and Public Sector Enterprise) Silver Award in the Hong Kong Information and Communications Technology Awards 2023 on 3 November 2023.

    The Autonomous Air-ground Cooperative Tunnel Inspector which applies various advanced technologies such as edge computing, heterogeneous multi-robot cooperation and total station positioning, and is gradually applied in the Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel project for implementing tunnel inspections The system will not only bring smartification, automation and digital advancement to Hong Kong's tunnel inspections in the future, but will provide an automatic and intelligent upgrade to tunnel maintenance.


  • On 17 October 2023, Hong Kong's first battery-electric concrete mixer truck (e-mixer truck) was officially used in Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel project, marking a new milestone in the low-carbon electrified construction. To commemorate this new breakthrough in the construction industry, an inauguration ceremony was held on that day in the carpark of T2 site office. Mr. Liu Chun San, Under Secretary for Transport and Logistics was invited as Guest of Honour to officiate the ceremony. His presence highlighted the Government support for green construction practices. Other distinguished guests included, Dr. Kenneth Leung, Principal Assistant Secretary for Environment & Ecology (Air Policy), Mr. Michael Leung, Project Manager (East) of Civil Engineering and Development Department, Ir. Albert Cheng, Executive Director of Construction Industry Council, Mr. Alex Kwan, Chief Executive Officer of Asia Infrastructure Solutions, Mr. Patrick Iu, Managing Director of Dragages Hong Kong and Head of Bouygues Travaux Publics (Hong Kong Branch) and Mr. Vincent Yu, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Construction Materials Limited.

    Using e-mixer truck make T2 project much more safe, efficient and eco-friendly. E-mixer truck is just the beginning of the journey towards construction electrification and net-zero transportation. Low-carbon electric construction machineries and tools will be more widely used in construction industry, which is more in line with Hong Kong's vision of developing into a smart green city and moving towards the goal of carbon neutrality.


  • The Association of Government Local Land Surveyors visited Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnels Project on 7 October 2023. The Project Team briefed them the project background, Tunnel Boring Machine and geotechnical innovation used by the project. Members exchanged views and experiences with the Project Team on the survey methods. In the visit, they were most impressed by the adoption of the innovative tunnel inspection technology in the project.


  • The Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project received multiple awards for its safety commitment in the 29th Considered Contractor Award held on 4 October 2023. They include the “Gold Award at Innovation Awards for Safety and Environmental Excellence (Public Works - New Works)”, “Sliver Award at Considerate Contractors Site Awards (Public Works - New Works)” , “Merit Award at Outstanding Environmental Management and Performance Awards(Public Works - New Works)", “Gold Award at Model Subcontractor Awards” and “Model Subcontractor Frontline Supervisor Awards”.

    Considerate Contractors Site Award Scheme Award was co-organised by The Development Bureau (DEVB) and the Construction Industry Council (CIC) to commend construction contractors, site supervising teams, project leaders, frontline supervisors and workers with outstanding safety performance in enhancing site safety and fostering a safety culture. These awards not only demonstrate the T2 Project team’s commitment to safety and the site environment, but also affirm the team’s efforts in upholding a safety culture.


  • The Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (Hong Kong) visited Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project on 16 September 2023. After the introduction of the project background, Tunnel Boring Machine and geotechnical innovation by the project team, the members joined a tour to the construction site and visited the tunnel boring machine and the innovative tunnel inspection technology.


  • The Geological Society of London and The Geological Society of Hong Kong visited Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnels Project on 19 August 2023. After the introduction of the project background, Tunnel Boring Machine and geotechnical innovation by the project team, the members joined a tour to the construction site and visited the tunnel boring machine and the innovative tunnel inspection technology.


  • A group of 15 students participated in an educational program called "Civil Engineering Youth Academy - Civil Engineers " provided by the Civil Engineering and Development Department. They had completed the "Civil Engineer 101" course earlier and joined the "Civil Engineer 202" activity on 15 August 2023. They visited the Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project (the T2 Project) to understand the scope of work of civil engineers. The students first gathered at the Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre (CLC) of the T2 project, where they received an introduction from the project team about the background of the project, construction methods and the latest technologies applied in the project. To familiarize the students with career opportunities in the engineering field, representatives from the project team briefed them about the job responsibilities and requirements, academic qualifications, career prospects, and career pathways for engineers. This aimed to help them to plan their careers early and set clear goals. Afterwards, the students were able to experience tunnel inspection, the assembly process of tunnel boring machines (TBM) and the operation of TBM through Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and Virtual Reality (VR) games within the CLC. Students showed strong interest in the engineering machinery, construction processes, and technologies employed. They enthusiastically asked lots of questions and eagerly anticipated the opportunity to attend “Civil Engineers Course 303”. Despite the short visit, the students left with a sense of fulfilment.


  • The 10th Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 10 August 2023.


  • Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) collaborated with Yan Chai Hospital and Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society, Kowloon, to organise the "CEDD Summer Programme 2023", of which "Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel interactive workshop" were successfully held on 7 August 2023. About 60 teachers and students from 10 secondary schools were invited to visit our Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre. The project team introduced the project background, the construction method and the technology applied in this project to the students. In hopes of inspiring their interest in engineering and getting them well prepared for subject choices at tertiary institutions and the future career planning, our project team representative also briefed them on the job categories, entry requirements and career prospects of an engineer. After the briefing and sharing, students examined the project model and TBM model as well as played various immersive interactive games to learn more about the complex and abstract engineering concepts behind the works of our project.


  • The students of Hong Kong Institute of Construction visited Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project on 28 July 2023. Our project team briefed them on the project background and the characteristics of our tunnel boring machines as well as various cutting-edge innovative technology applied in the project. Such as using the 3S Tunnel Defects Inspectors to inspect the tunnel segments and adopting Global Navigation Satellite System Positioning technique to improve the accuracy of monitoring works. The visit not only deepened students’ understanding on T2 project, but also made them learn more about the important role of innovative technology in driving the construction industry.


  • 3S Tunnel Defect Inspector Attained the GovMedia Award

    3S Tunnel Defect Inspector, co-developed by the East Development Office (EDO) of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD), the Hong Kong Productivity Council and Hyder-Meinhardt Joint Venture, received the "Regional Engineering Initiative of the Year - Hong Kong award” on 24 July 2023 at the “GovMedia Award 2023”. The GovMedia Award, organized by Charlton Media Group in Singapore, aims at recognising the most outstanding Government projects and initiatives in the Asia Pacific region and is open to both Government departments or organisations, and companies that supply services or solutions to Government projects.


  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers - Materials Division visited Trunk Road T2 on 22 July 2023. The Project Team introduced the project background and benefit to the members, and followed by the briefing on the characteristics of the slurry type Tunnel Boring Machine and various innovative technologies applied in this project. Later, the members visited the tunnel construction site to see the operation of TBM control room with their own eyes, and to learn more about the construction and inspection of the internal tunnel structure etc. It was believed that all the members benefited a lot from this experience.


  • The Institution of Civil Engineers, Hong Kong Association, Graduates & Students Division visited Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project on 3 June 2023. After the project team briefed them on the project background and the characteristics of tunnel boring machine, the members were led by the project team to visit the tunnel. They understand how the tunnel boring machine carries out underground excavation and builds the tunnel lining structure at the same time. Being able to closely observe the tunnel boring machine, the members expressed that it was a valuable experience and gained insights into the tunnel construction works.


  • The 9th Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 30 May 2023.


  • The T2 Project Team was earlier interviewed by TVB and the Team has introduced the application of the "3S Tunnel Defect Inspector" jointly developed by the Civil Engineering and Development Department, Hyder-Meinhardt Joint Venture and Hong Kong Productivity Council. The Team demonstrated how they utilize artificial intelligence and innovative technologies on construction sites to realize the concept of " Construction 2.0".

    Interviews about the "3S Tunnel Defect Inspector" will be broadcasted on TVB's "新型工業全方位" program every Tuesday from May 29 to June 23 on various channels.

    • TVB Jade Channel #81: May 30th (Time: 0900, 1255, 1930)
    • TVB J2 #82: June 6th (Time: 1030, 1600, 1900)
    • TVB News Channel #83: June 13th (Time: 1050, 1450, 2230)
    • TVB Pearl Channel #84: June 20th (Time: 1855, 2130, after the news roundup)

    The Program aims to let the audience understand the contribution of the Hong Kong Productivity Council


  • 3S Tunnel Defect Inspector Displayed at The Smart City Roving Exhibition

    The Smart City Roving Exhibition with the theme “Smart City ‧ Smart Hong Kong” was organized by The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) at various districts from May to June 2023 (10AM – 8PM).

    • Yuen Long District : 25-28 May - Atrium, L1, YOHO MALL I, Yuen Long
    • Central and Western District : 1-4 June - 24hr Passageway, 2/F, Central Market, Central
    • Tuen Mun District : 8-11 June - Atrium, MTR Level, V City, Tuen Mun
    • Eastern District : 15-18 June - Atrium, L1, New Jade Shopping Arcade, Chai Wan
    • Tai Po District : 22-25 June - Atrium Zone C, L1, Tai Po Mega Mall, Tai Po

    Innovative achievements by various government departments were showcased and visitors were able to understand and experience how various smart city initiatives in Hong Kong bring convenience to their daily lives. The Project Team introduced our 3S Tunnel Defect Inspector and its application at T2 Project to the visitors. Many young visitors and their families participated in our augmented reality (AR) Tunnel Inspection Game to experience being a tunnel engineer.

    The Smart City Roving Exhibition aims to let residents better perceive the benefits from smart city and the application of innovative technologies


  • The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation visited Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project on 20 May 2023. After the project team briefed them on the project background, the characteristics of the tunnel boring machine and the new innovative technology applied in the Project, they visited the tunnel construction site. Institution members and the project team shared valuable experience in transportation engineering.


  • In view of interior enhancement at the Community Liaison Centre - Kai Tak, the Community Liaison Centre will be temporarily closed until further notice. You are welcome to visit our Community Liaison Centre at Cha Kwo Ling which is open as usual. Please refer to the notice for details.

  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Geotechnical Division visited Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnels Project on 13 May 2023. After the introduction of the project background, Tunnel Boring Machine and geotechnical innovation by the project team, the members joined a tour to the construction site and visited the tunnel boring machine and the innovative tunnel inspection technology.


  • On 27 April 2023, the Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project Team conducted an interview with Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) to discuss the "3S Tunnel Defect Inspector." This innovative technology was co-developed by the East Development Office (EDO) of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD), Hyder-Meinhardt Joint Venture and the Hong Kong Productivity Council.

    During the interview, the project team representative introduced “3S Tunnel Defect Inspector” which is being applied to the tunnel structure inspection works in the Project. This system is the first application using drone with on board Artificial Intelligence technology for tunnel inspection and it could conduct real-time tunnel defect inspection, so as to substantially enhance site safety, productivity and sustainability of engineering projects.


  • On 22 April 2023, members of Project Mingde Student Association of The University of Hong Kong visited Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project. After the project team briefed them on the project background and the characteristics of tunnel boring machine, the students were led by the project team to visit the tunnel. They understand how the tunnel boring machine carries out underground excavation and builds the tunnel lining structure at the same time. Being able to closely observe the tunnel boring machine, the students were all excited and expressed that it was a valuable experience.


  • Delegates of the Singapore Land Transport Authority visited the “Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel” Project on 20 April 2023. Our project team introduced the project, tunnel boring machine and innovative technologies applied in the project. Led by the project team, the delegates visited the tunnel and the tunnel boring machine. Representatives from Singapore and Hong Kong exchanged valuable knowledge and shared experience in professional technology, road planning and construction.


  • The Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel project team was invited by Ning Po College to hold a “Tunnel Boring Machines Workshop” for their Form 5 students at the Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre on 18 April 2023. The Project Team briefed the teacher and students on the background of the project and the characteristics of the tunnel boring machines (TBMs), and guided them to visit the project model and TBM model as well as playing various immersive interactive games to let the students able to experience the tunnel construction works. Students were very interested in TBMs and listened attentively to the engineer’s explanation. Not only did the students deepen their understanding of the T2 project, the assembly process of the TBMs and the ingenious tunnel wall design, the workshop also presented the complex and abstract engineering concepts in an interesting and lively way.


  • 3S Tunnel Defect Inspector Attained the 2023 Edison Awards

    3S Tunnel Defect Inspector, co-developed by the East Development Office (EDO) of the Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD), the Hong Kong Productivity Council and Hyder-Meinhardt Joint Venture, has been recognised in the prestigious 2023 Edison Awards amidst fierce competition among hundreds of entries worldwide and has won bronze accolade, once again demonstrating its outstanding capabilities on the international stage. The system has been unanimously recognised by the judges, praising for its technological breakthrough in the category of “Critical Human Infrastructure – Intelligent Modelling”.

    The Edison Awards is among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation while also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity, and ingenuity.


  • 3S Tunnel Defect Inspector Displayed in the Smart Hong Kong Pavilion at the InnoEX 2023

    “InnoEX 2023” was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai from 12 to 15 April 2023. The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer set up the “Smart Hong Kong Pavilion” at the InnoEX 2023 to showcase the innovative achievements by various government departments. The Civil Engineering and Development Department has displayed the “3S Tunnel Defect Inspector” being applied to the tunnel structure inspection works in the Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project. The inspection system had attracted many representatives from overseas and mainland technology companies, government officials, school teams and public to visit. This exhibition provides visitors from different sectors with a rare opportunity to learn many innovations applied in industry and the important role of technology in driving the smart city development in Hong Kong and improving safety as well as efficiency.

    The InnoEX 2023 aims to publicise the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's efforts in promoting smart city development and facilitate exchange between the Government and different sectors of the community so as to further promote smart city development.


  • The Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel project team has been actively promoting the project to different stakeholders. Besides introducing the construction techniques and innovative technology to engineering professionals and students, we also share engineering knowledge with primary and secondary school students with a view to stimulating their interest in engineering. On 31 March 2023, students and teachers at St. Joseph’s Anglo-Chinese School joined the Trunk Road T2 Interactive Workshop at the Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre through the School Promotion Programme "Know More About Government Services". The project team introduced the project background and the characteristics of the tunnel boring machines (TBMs) to them. Through various immersive and interactive exhibits, students were able to walk through the tunnel construction site, understand the assembly process of the TBMs and the ingenious design of the universal tunnel lining. The visit not only deepened the students' understanding of the T2 project, but also vividly presented complex and abstract engineering concepts to the students.


  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Young Members Committee visited Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel project on the 18 March 2023. After the project team briefed them on the project background at the Kai Tak Community Liaison Center, they geared up and set out to visit the tunnel. A group of young members were very excited to take a closer look of the gigantic tunnel boring machine and learn various innovative construction technologies applied to the T2 project at close range. Together with the detailed explanations of the project team, it is believed that their engineering knowledge and understanding of the T2 project have been deepened.


  • Students from the Hong Kong University visited the Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre on 10 March 2023. Apart from introducing the project background, the adoption of innovative technologies and the features of tunnel boring machines (TBM) to the students, the project team took them to view the peanut shaped launching shaft from the rooftop of the building adjacent to the site and showed them the tunnel alignment as well as the working procedures of our TBMs through AR technology.


  • 3S Tunnel Defect Inspector of Trunk Road T2 Receives an Honour Again
    After winning multiple awards in 2022, the “3S Tunnel Defect Inspector” of Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project was recognised again for its application of innovative intelligent tunnel inspection. In “The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Grand Award" award ceremony held by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) on 9 March 2023, the “3S Tunnel Defect Inspector” developed by the Civil Engineering and Development Department together with the Hyder-Meinhardt Joint Venture and the Hong Kong Productivity Council has won the Certificate of Merit under the innovation sub-category of An Innovative Application (All Member Group) in “The HKIE Grand Award 2023".
    “The HKIE Grand Award 2023" is a new award aimed at recognizing the achievements and contributions of engineering professionals to the Institution development of Hong Kong.


  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Associate Members Committee (AMC) members visited the Trunk Road T2 Kai Tak Community Liaision Centre on 4th March 2023.The resident engineers introduced the project, the features of Tunnel Boring Machine and the innovative technology applied in construction such as 3S Tunnel Defect Inspector. Besides, the AMC members visited various exhibits in the centre and exchanged opinions with the project team. The members have further learned the Tunnel Boring Machine and various innovative geotechnical monitoring technologies.


  • The 8th Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 27 February 2023.


  • Following the school outreach activity held last year on 2 August at Our Lady of China Catholic Primary School, the project team accepted the invitation of the school to hold two additional school outreaching activity sessions on 24 February 2023. We introduced the Project and the key features of our tunnel boring machines to 120 primary 6 students. We also reproduced the construction process of the tunnel by augmented reality technology. This activity not only vividly presented the complex engineering concept to the students, but also enriched their learning experience.


  • Students and teachers of Po Chiu Catholic Secondary joined the Trunk Road T2 Interactive Workshop at the Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre through the School Promotion Programme "Know More About Government Services" on 21 February 2023. Through various interactive and immersive exhibits, the project team introduced the project and the features of the tunnel boring machines (TBMs), and led the students to walk through the tunnel construction site, experience the assembly process of the TBMs as well as ingenious design of the universal tunnel lining. This visit not only vividly presented the complex engineering concept to the students, but also enriched their learning experience.


  • Tseung Kwan O Government Secondary School visited Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project on 7 February 2023 through the School Promotion Programme in "Know More About Government Services". On that day, teacher and students came to our Kai Tak Community Liaison Center in the afternoon. Our project engineer introduced to them the working principle of the Tunnel Boring Machine and various innovative technologies applied in the project. In order to allow students to learn more about our Tunnel Boring Machines and the tunnel construction process with fun, we simulated virtual construction site environment by using mixed reality, augmented reality and immersive experience technologies, making students feel like they are in the tunnel site through games and gaining a better understanding on the assembly, operation of the Tunnel Boring Machine and the use of the intelligent 3S Tunnel Defect Inspector to inspect the segment wall of the tunnel.


  • On 14th January 2023, the Hong Kong Institution of Highways and Transportation visited the Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel project. Our project team briefly introduced the project, the features of Tunnel Boring Machine and the innovative technologies for precise geotechnical control and instrumentation in the project to members of the society with expertise in highway engineering and transportation planning, and exchanged views and shared experience together in road planning and construction.


  • Following the "Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel - Tunnel Boring Machine Naming Competition" held earlier, the two tunnel boring machines were successfully named "Victoria" and "Rhea" respectively. On 29 December 2022, the Project Team was delighted to invite the awardees of the naming competition to the "T2 Project Adventures” for them to learn in deep about the operation of the tunnel boring machines and the tunnel construction process. In the adventures, we allow the students to enter a tunnel construction site in a simulation environment through innovative technologies including 360 immersive video, mixed reality and virtual reality. These "junior engineers" were tasked to participate in the design, assembly and control of TBMs, as well as inspection of tunnel defects through our interactive games. Students gained a unique and miraculous learning experience which can greatly enrich their knowledge in tunnel construction.


  • The five-day Construction Innovation Expo 2022 (CIExpo) CIC Construction Innovation Expo 2022 held from 13 to 17 December 2022 successfully concluded on 17 December 2022. The CIExpo attracts over 120 exhibitors from all over the world to showcase their cutting-edge construction technology to the industry.

    The Civil Engineering and Development Department together with the Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project team introduced the major components and assembly process of Tunnel Boring Machine through the latest mixed reality technology. A 360 videos with the immersive construction site was specially produced to allow visitors to experience the tunnel under construction. In addition, our Project Team engineers presented the state-of-the-art technologies adopted in the Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project with their hands-on experiences.


  • “Science in the Public Service” (SIPS) is a joint campaign by government bureaux and departments as well as other organisations to promote the application of technology to the provision of better services for the general public.

    The Geotechnical Engineer of East Development Office of Civil Engineering and Development Department, Mr. CHAN Yam Ming, introduced the application of remote sensing for precise geotechnical control and monitoring instrumentation in “Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project” at the seminar held on 17 December 2022. It is the new technology applied in Hong Kong’s construction industry which can greatly enhance safety and efficiency of the project.


  • The Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project is dedicated to use innovative technology to improve construction efficiency, quality and safety. We hope that the experience of applying such technology to practical use can be shared among engineers and engineering students. On 25th November 2022, fellow students from The Engineering Students’ Union, HKUSTSU visited our Kai Tak Community Liaison Centre to learn what and how the new technology being used in the T2 project. Students then overlook the construction site from high ground, our resident engineers introduce the working procedures of Tunnel Boring Machines with a tablet that loaded with augmented reality programme.


  • The Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project Team was excited to participate in The Community Chest New Territories Walk for Millions 2022 at Cross Bay Link of Tseung Kwan O held on 20 November 2022.

    This is the first in-person walk since the outbreak of the pandemic. The event provides an opportunity to the public to set foot on the new landmark bridge, which is the first marine viaduct in Hong Kong with a carriageway, cycle track and footpath, and at the same time raise fund for the families in need. The event is meaningful and definitely worth supporting.


  • 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.


  • “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 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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