"DSD Partners" participating in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2016
25 January 2016
This year, the Drainage Services Department (DSD) continued to form a “DSD Partners” group to participate in the Marathon. Despite the limited quota, about 60 colleagues successfully registered for the event. With about 260 participants from our project consultants and contractors, there was a strong line-up of around 320 “DSD Partners”.
At around six in the early morning on 17 January, Ir HON Chi Keung, Permanent Secretary for Development (Works); Ir CHUNG Kum Wah, Director of Civil Engineering and Development; Ir LAM Tin Sing, Director of Water Supplies; Ir TONG Ka Hung, Director of Drainage Services; and participating representatives of the three departments joined the kick-off ceremony outside the Hong Kong Central Library in Causeway Bay and took group photos. After the ceremony, the “DSD Partners” in orange T-shirts, led by our Director and Ir MAK Ka Wai, our Deputy Director, marched to the starting point at Island Eastern Corridor amidst applause and cheers.
The heavy rain during the day did not dampen the mood of the marathoners. Our geared up runners, on hearing the starting horn, set off with high morale and encouraged each other, fully showing sportsmanship. Our cheering team yelled while spectators chanted from time to time along the way, cheering the "DSD Partners" to the finish. After the race, our Director greeted our runners at the Causeway Bay Sports Ground and took photos with them as well as the helpers.
DSD encourages the staff to do more exercise for work-life balance. We believe that, through this annual mega event, our colleagues can build up team spirit and enjoy and benefit from the sport.
See you all next year!
Group photo of DSD Partners outside the Hong Kong Central Library in Causeway Bay before the race
Ir HON Chi Keung(centre), Permanent Secretary for Development (Works); Ir CHUNG Kum Wah (first left), Director of Civil Engineering and Development; Ir LAM Tin Sing(first right), Director of Water Supplies;Ir TONG Ka Hung (second left), Director of Drainage Services; and Ir MAK Ka Wai (second right), Deputy Director of Drainage Services
Group photo of DSD staff after the race