"DSD Partners" participating in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2018
29 January 2018
Having been organised for 22 years, the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon has helped foster a sporting culture in the community and enhance social cohesion. As before, the Drainage Services Department (DSD) formed a “DSD Partners” group with our project consultants and contractors to participate in this year's event so as to reinforce our friendship and rapport for the smooth implementation of projects.
At around 06:15 in the early morning of 21 January, Mr. HON Chi-keung, Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr. Edwin TONG Ka-hung, Director of Drainage Services, and DSD Partners joined the kick-off ceremony outside the Hong Kong Central Library in Causeway Bay and took group photos. After that, Mr TONG led the “DSD Partners” to the starting point at Island Eastern Corridor amidst applause and cheers.
It was cool and a bit humid, but the runners’ morale was not affected. They were all itching to get started. As soon as the starting gun went off, they set off with high spirit and encouraged each other along the way, fully showing sportsmanship while our cheering team cheered along the way to motivate the participants to finish strong. After the race, Mr TONG greeted the runners at the Causeway Bay Sports Ground and took photos with them as well as the helpers.
DSD encourages the staff to exercise more for work-life balance. We believe that, through this annual mega event, our colleagues can build up team spirit and enjoy and benefit from doing sports.
Group photo of DSD Partners taken outside the Hong Kong Central Libraryin Causeway Bay
before the race
Group photo of Mr. Edwin TONG Ka-hung (eighth left), Director of Drainage Services, Mr. MAK Ka-wai (seventh left), Deputy Director of Drainage Services, and DSD staff after the race