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Opening Ceremony of the Research Centre for Waste and Resource Management & Technical Seminars

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  • Date18 November 2016 (Friday)
  • Time2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • VenueLecture Theatre 5, THEi Building (Tsing Yi Campus)
About the Event

Supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No.: UGC/IDS25/15), the Research Centre for Waste and Resource Management (the Centre) aims to become an industry-based research hub for upgrading the technological capabilities and improving the competitiveness of environment-related industries in Hong Kong and the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region. The Centre will focus on high-level applied research in collaboration with industrial partners to develop effective methods and technologies for tackling current environmental problems.


You are invited to join us in this event to celebrate the grand opening of the Research Centre for Waste and Resource Management at THEi and gain insight into some of the environmental issues related to civil engineering projects in Hong Kong.




This event is jointly organised by THEi and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)  Hong Kong Branch. CIHT is the leading professional body for transportation practitioners. It has about 13,000 members worldwide with over 670 members in Hong Kong, working across the full highways and transportation spectrum.



The Guest Speakers


Dr Wing Kwong YAU (PhD JP)


Seminar Topic: The Rise of Environmental Concerns Matching Infrastructure and Development Needs


Dr Yau obtained his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of London. He became a consultant engineer, first in power generation and then in environmental engineering.  Dr Yau is currently an appointed member of the Tai Po District Council in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Chairman of the Ping Wo Fund Advisory Committee, and Chief Executive Officer of the Environmental Association, a non-profit-making NGO promoting wildlife conservation and environmentally-friendly policy in Hong Kong. He is a recipient of the Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service and became a Justice of Peace in 2012.





Seminar Topic: The Green Transport in Hong Kong


Ir Lai is the Divisional Director of MVA Hong Kong Limited. He is the Vice-Chairman of the CIHT Hong Kong Branch Committee. He has over 25 years of work experience in consultancy firms, and is an expert in a wide range of traffic engineering design aspects including road alignments and traffic aids, detailed design of junction operation and method of control, public transport interchange, and temporary traffic management measures for different natures of road works.


Event Rundown
Time Activity

1:45 – 2:00 pm


2:00 – 2:20 pm

Opening Ceremony of the Centre

2:20 – 2:40 pm

CIHT briefing

2:40 – 3:50 pm

Seminars by Dr Wing Kwong YAU and Ir Kenneth LAI

3:50 – 4:00 pm

Closing and Distribution of CPD Certificates




For any enquiries, please contact Hilda Mak at (852) 2176 1509 or


About the Centre