Top Page | English | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | 日本語
Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 18:00 HKT/SGT

Source: HKTDC
HKTDC takes Building for the Future campaign to Indonesia
Hong Kong infrastructure sectors explore opportunities

HONG KONG, Feb 28, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - To help Hong Kong's infrastructure and real estate-related services (IRES) sectors seize arising opportunities, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is promoting its Building for the Future campaign in Indonesia for the first time, bringing a delegation to Jakarta from 27 February to 2 March.

Dr Ir Hon Lo Wai-kwok, GBS, MH, JP, Member of the Legislative Council of HKSAR (4th from L, front) and Mr Stephen Liang, HKTDC Assistant Executive Director (2nd from R) co-led a delegation to Indonesia to call on local officials and industry associations, including Dr. Achmad Jaka Santos Adiwijaya, S.H., LL.M., Secretary General, Nusantara Capital City Authority (3rd from L), to explore opportunities in infrastructure construction between Hong Kong and Indonesia.

Building for the Future was held in Indonesia for the first time with Hong Kong Forum on Urban Development attracting more than 300 representatives from Indonesian government departments and businesses.

Dr Ir Herry Trisa Putra Zuna, Director General, Indonesian Ministry of Public Works and Housing speaking at the Forum.

Through events, including the Hong Kong Forum on Urban Development, business matching sessions and meetings with government and business leaders, the wide-ranging promotion gives Indonesia and Hong Kong companies an opportunity to explore partnerships.

In recent years, Indonesia has accelerated infrastructure construction in order to boost economic growth. The government allocated an infrastructure development budget of Rp392 trillion (US$26 billion) in 2023 to improve the provision of basic services, and productivity through connectivity and mobility infrastructure.

The delegation, co-led by Ir Dr Hon Lo Wai-kwok, GBS, MH, JP, Member (Functional Constituency - Engineering) of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and HKTDC Assistant Executive Director Mr Stephen Liang, comprises 17 delegates from a wide range of professional sectors, including architecture, engineering, property development, construction and urban planning.

A highlight of the mission, the Hong Kong Forum on Urban Development focused on smart city, modern city development and urban planning, and architecture design. It introduced the strengths and value-added services of Hong Kong IRES and explored collaboration opportunities between Indonesia and Hong Kong in infrastructure development projects. Dr Ir Herry Trisa Putra Zuna, Directorate General of Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Republic of Indonesia, gave remarks at the Forum, with more than 300 Indonesian government and businesses leaders attended.

"As the world's largest archipelagic state, Indonesia places much emphasis on infrastructure. With its rapid infrastructure development and capital relocation, there are many arising opportunities," Mr Stephen Liang said in his welcome remarks at the forum. "The post-pandemic new normal has set in, the Hong Kong-Mainland China border has reopened, and Hong Kong has removed international travel restrictions. In this period of revitalisation, there is no better time than the present to capture new opportunities that will benefit Indonesian and Hong Kong businesses communities and strengthen economic growth in both places."

He added, "Hong Kong has long been a leader in infrastructure and real estate-related services, from building and construction to architecture, engineering and surveying. Equipped with decades of experience in large-scale building projects, Hong Kong businesses are ideally placed to provide quality services in infrastructure and real estate-related services."

The plenary session featured internationally renowned Hong Kong IRES companies - namely Arup, hpa, MVA, and Sino Group - which discussed smart city development, the infrastructure outlook as well as urban construction.

Two thematic sessions were followed, with Hong Kong delegates sharing success cases on environmental engineering and sustainable urban architecture.

The forum also featured business matching sessions for Indonesian enterprises to have one-on-one meetings with Hong Kong delegates to explore opportunities and exchange ideas about Indonesia's infrastructure and urban construction projects.

Hong Kong is known as a leading financial centre around the world. With an extensive global network, a full range of financial products and a large talent pool, Hong Kong is an ideal place for Indonesian companies to engage in IRES projects.

Over the course of the next two days, the delegation will meet with Indonesian government and business leaders during visits to prominent infrastructure and urban development to capture business opportunities between Indonesia and Hong Kong.

Since the launch of the Building for the Future campaign in 2015, the HKTDC has led Hong Kong urban development services missions to eight cities in Mainland China and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The HKTDC will continue to organise promotions to highlight Hong Kong's strengths in infrastructure and urban construction.

Photo download:


The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn

Media Enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC's Communication and Public Affairs Department:
Kate Chan, Tel: +852 2584 4239, Email:

Topic: Press release summary
Source: HKTDC

Sectors: Trade Shows, Daily Finance, Daily News, Funds & Equities, Local Biz
From the Asia Corporate News Network

Copyright © 2024 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.


July 17, 2024 22:24 HKT/SGT
Hong Kong Book Fair, Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks open today
July 8, 2024 19:00 HKT/SGT
Standard Chartered GBA business confidence survey shows sentiment holding up
July 1, 2024 15:00 HKT/SGT
10 winners selected at the seventh edition of Start-up Express
June 27, 2024 17:00 HKT/SGT
HKTDC Export Confidence Index 2Q24: 2024 trade growth forecast upwardly revised to 9-11%
June 25, 2024 20:00 HKT/SGT
34th Hong Kong Book Fair opens on 17 July
May 19, 2024 15:06 HKT/SGT
Asia Summit on Global Health and Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair conclude successfully
May 16, 2024 18:00 HKT/SGT
HKTDC kicks off third International Healthcare Week
May 7, 2024 14:00 HKT/SGT
HKTDC launches International Healthcare Week
Apr 30, 2024 18:00 HKT/SGT
Hong Kong Gifts, printing and packaging, and licensing events foster cross-industry opportunities
Apr 29, 2024 19:00 HKT/SGT
Hong Kong International Licensing Show creates cross-industry business opportunities
More news >>
 News Alerts
Copyright © 2024 ACN Newswire - Asia Corporate News Network
Home | About us | Services | Partners | Events | Login | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | RSS
US: +1 214 890 4418 | Beijing: +86 400 879 3881 | Hong Kong: +852 8192 4922 | Singapore: +65 6549 7068 | Tokyo: +81 3 6859 8575

Connect With us: