Commemorates the Contributions of Master Lo Pan and Celebrates Young Talent Excellence
HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 11 July 2022 – Every year, the 13th day of the 6th month on the lunar calendar is Lo Pan Patron’s Day, this traditional festival is an important day to the construction industry. To commemorate Master Lo Pan’s contribution to his successive generations, and praise outstanding young practitioners in the industry, the “2022 Young Lo Pan Award Ceremony” was held today (11th July) at Lo Pan Temple, 15 Ching Lin Terrance, Kennedy Town. This award ceremony was organized by Hong Kong Lo Pan Kwong Yuet Tong, and co-organized by the Construction Industry Council, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong Construction Industry Employees General Union and the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers. This year, awards were presented to 60 elites in the industry. Through recognizing the achievements of young practitioners, the organizing committee hopes to showcase the development opportunities in the industry, attract new blood, promote infrastructure development, and together make Hong Kong an even more pleasant place to live in.
“2022 Young Lo Pan Award Ceremony” was held successfully today and it was a privilege to have Ms Bernadette Linn Hon-ho, JP, Secretary for Development, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the Guest of Honour, along with Ms Clarice Yu Po-mei, JP, Director of Buildings, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Miss Agnes Ng Wing-hei, Assistant District Officer (Central and Western); Cr Paul Chung Koon-man, Chairman of Hong Kong Lo Pan Kwong Yuet Tong; representatives of co-organizers, sponsors and members of the organizing committee who also attended the ceremony.
The Secretary for Development, Ms Bernadette Linn Hon-ho, JP stated in the ceremony that “I would like to quote a statement President Xi made in his recent speech ‘Hong Kong will prosper only when its young people thrive; Hong Kong will develop only when its young people achieve well-rounded development; and Hong Kong will have a bright future only when its young people have good career prospects’. In addition to Master Lo Pan’s exquisite craftsmanship, he also possessed a spirit of innovation and uphold the principle of providing training to younger generations. We hoped this year’s winners would also remember this spirit. From the government perspective, we will allocate $1 billion to the Construction Industry Council in the following 6 years, supporting manpower training to train around 27,000 new blood and upskill in-service workers. Looking forward to the future, the society will continue to develop, large and small projects will be launched one after another. We shall continue to work hand in hand with the industry to build a better Hong Kong!”.”
Cr Paul Chung Koon-man, the Chairman of Hong Kong Lo Pan Kwong Yuet Tong, expressed that “Master Lo Pan is one of my country’s most outstanding inventor and constructor, and was honored as the ‘Master of Hundred Craftsmen’. Hong Kong Lo Pan Kwong Yuet Tong always worked hard to promote Master Lo Pan’s spirit and intelligence in construction, and has been attracting new blood to join the construction industry in order to pass this on. We hope that all the awardees will continue to work hard; in addition to inheriting the construction craftsmanship of Master Lo Pan, awardees should also learn from Master Lo Pan’s spirit to strive and innovate, thereby bringing a new ambience to the construction industry.”
Cr Tony Za Wai-gin, Chairman of Organizing Committee of “2022 Young Lo Pan Award” said,” This year ‘Young Lo Pan Award Ceremony’ had the record-breaking number of 60 awardees. It is pleasing to see that many young people are passionate about the industry, especially those who were awarded the ‘Juvenile Lo Pan Creativity Award’, this class of full-time students showed a keen interest and creativity in the construction industry, they are believed to inject innovative power into the future of the construction industry.”
“2022 Young Lo Pan Award” is aiming to recognize more outstanding young practitioners at different working levels and in different craft fields of the industry. Through commending full-time students, the organizing committee hopes to stimulate their creativity, deepen students’ interest and understanding of the industry, encouraging them to join the construction industry in the future.
（Chinese version only）
|Photo 1: Ms. Bernadette Linn Hon-ho, JP, Secretary for Development, (Left 6), Ms. Clarice Yu Po-mei, JP, Director of Buildings (Right 5), Miss. Agnes Ng Wing-hei, Assistant District Officer (Central and Western) (Left 5), Cr Paul Chung Koon-man, Chairman of Hong Kong Lo Pan Kwong Yuet Tong (Right 6), and guests gather on the stage to take a group photo.|
|Photo 2: Ms. Bernadette Linn Hon-ho, JP, Secretary for Development delivering a speech.一|
|Photo 3: Cr Paul Chung Koon-man, Chairman of Hong Kong Lo Pan Kwong Yuet Tong delivering a speech.|
|Photo 4: Cr Tony Za Wai-gin, Chairman of Organizing Committee of “2022 Young Lo Pan Award” delivering a speech.|
|Photo 5: Ms. Bernadette Linn Hon-ho, JP, Secretary for Development presents the “Outstanding Youth Lo Pan Award” to awardees.|
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About “Young Lo Pan Award”
The “Young Lo Pan Award” organized by the Hong Kong Lo Pan Kwong Yuet Tong. This event has received strong support from the industry over the years and has been extremely successful. The purpose of the awards is to promote outstanding youngsters in the Hong Kong construction industry with good professional ethics, safety and environmental awareness with excellent construction skills, so as to enhance the sense of belonging of industry members. At the same time, we also aim to encourage more young people to take training courses organized by the Construction Industry Council and the Vocational Training Council to lay a solid foundation and pave a successful future for the construction industry, making its development in the future grow increasingly more stable and excellent.