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  • A technical paper on the application of fibre optics and remote sensing techniques for geotechnical control and instrumentation in the Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Project was presented in the HKIE Geotechnical Division 42nd Annual Seminar on 13 May 2022. This is the first-time application in Hong Kong by using fibre optics and light detection and ranging (LiDAR) scanning technique to monitor the entire excavation process of the peanut-shaped tunnel boring machine launching shaft in the project.

    The successful combination and application of the techniques for geotechnical control is the collaborative efforts of Civil Engineering and Development Department, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hyder-Meinhardt Joint Venture.


  • The project team held an online school outreach activity with The Hong Kong Taoist Association Ching Chung Secondary School on 6 May 2022, introducing the Project, the features of tunnel boring machines and the application of Augmented Reality at site.


  • The project team arranged an online career sharing to the students of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) on 11 April 2022. The IVE alumni currently working for the Project shared their career path, responsibilities, examples of their daily works and introduced the innovative electronic project management system adopted in the Project. The IVE expressed that it was a valuable chance for their students to understand the career development opportunities upon graduation.


  • As part of the "Beyond Your Campus" Competition 2021-2022 organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, the project team held an online workshop on 26 March 2022 to introduce the project, sub-sea tunnelling by Tunnel Boring Machines, advanced land surveying technologies and geotechnical monitoring innovations adopted in the project, as well as the roles and responsibilities of surveyors in the construction industry to the contestants.


  • The Community Liaison Centres at Kai Tak and Cha Kwo Ling of the Project will be reopened with effect from 21 April 2022.

  • The ”3S Tunnel Defect Inspector" invented in Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel project received a Silver Medal on 28 March 2022 in the Geneva International Inventions Exhibition 2022. The development of the detection system is the result of the collaborative efforts of Civil Engineering and Development Department, Hyder-Meinhardt Joint Venture and Hong Kong Productivity Council. This innovation has been successfully applied in the project.

    “3S Tunnel Defect Inspector" is the first tunnel inspection system based on drone and on-board AI processing technologies. Bringing digital upgrade to the tunnel inspection, it enables engineers to conduct defect inspections on tunnel linings in a safe and intelligent manner.


  • Contract No. ED/2020/03: Trunk Road T2 - Traffic Control and Surveillance System and Associated Works commenced on 28 January 2022.

  • Newsletter “Track” Issue 3 has been published. Please see our webpage on "Community - Newsletter".

  • In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel Community Liaison Centres will be temporarily closed from 7 January 2022 until further notice. Please refer to the notice for details

  • Students from Hong Kong Institute of Construction visited the Community Liaison Centre on 29 December 2021. The project team introduced the Project, the features of tunnel boring machines and the application of Modular Integrated Construction(MiC).


  • The 5th Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 28 December 2021.


  • The project team held a school outreach activity with Ning Po No.2 College on 13 November 2021, introducing the Project and the features of tunnel boring machine.


  • Trunk Road T2 project celebrates its TBM Launching Ceremony on 9 November, 2021. Officiating guests including Ms Mable Chan, Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport), Mr Vincent Ng, Chairman of the Harbourfront Commission, Mr Albert Lee, Director of Civil Engineering and Development Department, Mr Michael Leung, Project Manager of the East Development Office of the Civil Engineering and Development Department, and representatives from the project team.

    During the ceremony, the results of the TBM Naming Competition was announced. The two Tunnel Boring Machines were named "Victoria" and "Rhea". “Victoria” apart from being the name of Hong Kong’s beautiful harbour, Victoria has the meaning of victory, suggesting the smooth accomplishment of the project. The goddess “Rhea” represents the eternal flow of time in Greek mythology. This meaning aligns perfectly with the objectives of the Trunk Road T2 project to reduce travelling time and create a more convenient transport network.

    For details, please visit the Facebook page of the Transport and Housing Bureau at www.facebook.com/2075252216022829/posts/3012812442266797/?d=n and Civil Engineering and Development Department YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjZ6D70S9f4


  • The 4th Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 27 September 2021.


  • The project team held a school outreach activity with SKH Kei Hau Secondary School on 6 and 13 July 2021, introducing the Project and the features of tunnel boring machine.


  • The 3rd Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 5 July 2021.


  • Students from City University of Hong Kong General Education Programme visited the Community Liaison Centre on 29 June 2021. The project team introduced the Project and had a discussion with the students on the application of innovation technology in the construction field.


  • Newsletter “Track” Issue 2 has been published. Please see our webpage on "Community - Newsletter".

  • "Trunk Road T2 and Cha Kwo Ling Tunnel - Tunnel Boring Machine Naming Competition" was launched on 31 May 2021. Naming proposals for the two tunnel boring machines are invited from interested secondary and primary students.

  • Delia Memorial School (Glee Path) visited the Community Liaison Centre on 29 May 2021. The project team introduced the Project and had a sharing on the career in construction industry.


  • The project team held an online school outreach activity with Po Leung Kuk Stanley Ho Sau Nan Primary School on 4 and 5 May 2021, introducing the Project and the features of tunnel boring machine.


  • The project team held a school outreach activity with CCC Kei Faat Primary School (Yau Tong) on 21 April 2021, introducing the Project and the features of tunnel boring machine.


  • Members of Kwun Tong District Council attended a briefing on Trunk Road T2 construction progress on 14 April 2021.


  • The 2nd Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 25 March 2021.


  • The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Geotechnical Division), Geological Society of Hong Kong and The Geological Society of London - Hong Kong Regional Group joined a Virtual Site Visit to the Tunnel Boring Machine Launching Shaft on 27 February 2021.


  • The Community Liaison Centre – Cha Kwo Ling was opened on 1 March 2021. For the location and details, please refer to our webpage "Community – Community Liaison Centre".


  • Newsletter “Track” Issue 1 has been published. Please see our webpage on "Community - Newsletter".

  • The Community Liaison Centre - Kai Tak was opened on 17 September 2020.


  • The 1st Community Liaison Group (CLG) Meeting (Cha Kwo Ling) was held on 30 June 2020.


  • Contract No. ED/2018/04 - Trunk Road T2 and Infrastructure Works for Developments at the Former South Apron commenced on 14 November 2019.

  • The Civil Engineering and Development Department signed a contract of about HK$10.918 billion on 6 November 2019 with Bouygues Travaux Publics for the Trunk Road T2 and Infrastructure Works for Developments at the Former South Apron.