About AES

On 19th December 1995, the Association announced to the public that the ENGINEERS’ VOICE BE HEARD IN THE COMMUNITY AND BY THE AUTHORITIES.

The Association intends to:

  • strive for greater participation of engineers in public affairs;
  • act as a monitoring body on engineering related issues of interest to the public;
  • lobby for greater representation of engineers in Government advisory and statutory bodies;
  • encourage engineers to participate in direct elections in the Legislative and District Councils;
  • enhance communication with the public and media in engineering related issues and general issues affecting livelihood, and to provide the public with independent engineers’ views on issues other than Government’s official views

The platform of the association

Basic Principles

  • to raise the profile and image of engineers in society;
  • to present engineers’ opinions to the Government and general public;
  • to promote the concerns and participation of engineers in public affairs;
  • to enhance communication with the general public;
  • to foster and exchange opinions with members of the public.

Hong Kong’s Economic Development

  • to maintain Hong Kong’s capitalist system particularly its free and open market economy;
  • to promote economic cooperation between Hong Kong and China Mainland;
  • to capitalise on international expertise, China Mainland’s engineers’ technical expertise and Hong Kong’s engineers’ management skills and international contacts and experience to develop mutually beneficial cooperation.

Hong Kong’s Political Development

  • to promote democratic development of Hong Kong’s political structure compatible with the Basic Law and in line with Hong Kong’s economic and social development.
  • to uphold the principles of One Country Two Systems and Hong Kong People Ruling Hong Kong with a High Degree of Autonomy.
  • to encourage political participation by all sectors and in particular professionals.

Current issues on socio-economic policy

Transport Issues

  • to promote the implementation of railway systems as the top priority of transport systems for the territory;
  • to promote greater public monitoring of the major transport related organisations;
  • to promote the efficient use of the existing road network through management measures, both regulatory and fiscal.

Infrastructure Issues

  • to sustain economic growth of Hong Kong by further infrastructural developments in airport, highways, port, railway, telecommunication systems etc;
  • to strengthen cross border transport facilities for efficient passenger and freight movements.

Environmental Issues

  • to urge the Government for the review of reclamation and marine disposal strategy and their accumulated impacts on water quality and eco-system;
  • to encourage community participation during planning, environmental impact assessment or monitoring stages of projects which affect them;
  • to promote a practical and balanced application of environmental control and regulatory measures;
  • to support waste reduction and recycling incentives and education of the public on the issue.

Industrial Issues

  • to encourage more technology development activities in Hong Kong to retain our position in production and manufacturing development;
  • to urge Government to identify targeted areas and establish policy guidelines to bring in incentives for the development of technology that will benefit the Hong Kong industries;
  • to Develop strategy to increase competitiveness of Hong Kong industries.
  • to promote Hong Kong as a product development sourcing, marketing and training centre for joint ventures in China.

Education and Manpower

  • to promote training of engineers on the use of Chinese in technical communications;
  • to enhance communication between tertiary institutions and industry so that research and training better cater for the needs of Hong Kong economic development;
  • to promote the concerted efforts of Government, industry and scientists of China for the upgrading of Hong Kong industrial technology.

AES Brief Introduction