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Xia Baolong begins HK visit

CPC Central Committee Hong Kong & Macao Work Office Director and State Council Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office Director Xia Baolong today arrived in Hong Kong for a seven-day inspection visit.   Upon his arrival at Hong Kong International Airport this morning, Mr Xia toured the Integrated Airport Centre in the company of Chief Executive John Lee, Chief Secretary Chan Kwok-ki and Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) Chairman Jack So.   Mr Xia was updated by Secretary for Transport & Logistics Lam Sai-hung and AAHK Chief Executive Officer Fred Lam, on the developments of the aviation industry and the latest situation of Hong Kong's development as an international aviation and cargo hub. Mr Xia also inspected the operation of autonomous vehicles at the airport.   In the afternoon, he had an engagement session with Principal Officials and Permanent Secretaries of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government led by Mr Lee.   At another engagement ses

Park’s mega component arrives

The first large-scale prefabricated segment of the roof structure for the Kai Tak Sports Park’s main stadium was shipped from Zhongshan to Hong Kong today, signifying that the sports park project will enter a new stage of construction, the Home Affairs Department announced.   The main stadium can accommodate 50,000 spectators. Its roof is mainly supported by four sets of main steel trusses with spans ranging from 150m to 180m. The trusses are divided into two to five segments each for ease of transportation for subsequent assembly at the park site.   The main steel truss comprises many large circular hollow sections, with the diameter of the largest section up to 1.6m. Advanced technologies such as building information modelling (BIM) and design for manufacture and assembly, together with computer-controlled welding machines, are used in the prefabrication process to enhance the quality of work and speed up production.   In addition, the project team has used BIM for design visualisation to facilitate the enhancement of the design and construction processes.   The Kai Tak Sports Park, scheduled for completion in the second half of 2023, will be the largest sports infrastructure in Hong Kong. It will provide modern and multipurpose facilities for sports and recreation to enhance the city’s sports culture.   Pearl of the Orient has been adopted as the main stadium’s facade design theme. The venue’s retractable roof and flexible design will enable events of different scales, including international football and rugby matches, concerts and large community events, to be held.
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