President's message by Mr. Tony YUE
This is an immense pleasure to be elected as the President of Hong Kong Institute of Utility Specialists for Session 2021-23. I am delighted and humble to be entrusted with the leadership and the enormous responsibility entailed. With support from the Council and Members, I have no doubt that HKIUS would be ever-evolving and excelling in time.
Our works are being impacted severely by COVID-19, but we could see a light in the darkness. During the pandemic, we are proud that HKIUS members showed their adaptability to cope with the toughest time by relying on digital transformation to their underground utility works. I as the new President of HKIUS, am committed to continuing to promote the application of innovative technology amongst utility-related companies in the coming years, in order to smoothen operational flow and improve data accuracy for the entire industry. It’s time for us to turn a new page!
Another pinned task on the list is to continue to uphold our survey standards. It is accomplished by refinement of publications. Thanks to the paramount of efforts contributed by former presidents and council members in years ago, a series of code of practices such as particular specifications, working procedures, method statements were released to steer the utilities companies to the right track of professionalism. These materials have been served as remarkable references to the utility industry. In the coming two years, I will lead the Training and Accreditation Committee and work jointly with our RTO – Utility Training Institute, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), IVE etc to advance the standards to better suit into the changing environment.
Constant promotion of utility safety has been our first and foremost mission. At the period of my appointment, I am pleased to sustain it by hosting a spectrum of seminars, conferences and activities such as Utility Safety – Slogan, Drawing and Practical Competitions 2020-21, and ICUMAS in Malaysia.
To help our industry to attain a new height, utility specialists in Hong Kong are encouraged to seize the opportunities exposed in Greater Bay Area. HKIUS will keep eyes on the newest development in Greater Bay Area and will arrange visits, seminars etc. to help our members to gain insights.
I am honored to lead such a well-established and widely recognized institute. I am enthusiastic to work with all of you in the coming two years. Thank you.
YUE Kwok-leung (余國樑), BBS, MH, JP, FHKIUS
President of HKIUS (2021/23)
香港管綫專業學會 會長 2021/23