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DSD shared experience on adoption of New Engineering Contract (NEC) at the Inaugural NEC Asia Pacific Users’ Group Conference (Date: 21/11/2012)

During the Inaugural NEC Asia Pacific Users’ Group Conference held in Hong Kong on 21 November 2012, the Deputy Director of Drainage Services, Mr. TSUI Wai, shared the experience of Drainage Services Department (DSD) in adopting NEC in construction contracts.  The conference was attended by more than 200 practitioners in the construction industry.

The Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Mr. WAI Chi-sing, in his opening address pointed out that the Development Bureau brought in NEC from the United Kingdom with an aim to shifting from an adversarial culture between contracting parties in traditional contracts to a partnering and collaborative relationship.  DSD, being the first Government works department adopting NEC, selected the project “Improvement of Fuk Man Road Nullah in Sai Kung” as the first NEC pilot contract.  The contract commenced in August 2009 and was completed in May 2012. 

Mr. TSUI said, “With the use of NEC, the employer and the contractor shall embrace a partnering spirit.  They share common goals and work as a team.  This form of contract also facilitates better project management, such as provisions on risk management, so that problems can be solved jointly and promptly by the contracting parties as they arise, and the works progress can be enhanced.” 

He also outlined upcoming DSD’s NEC projects, including the Happy Valley Underground Stormwater Storage Scheme, which is the largest NEC project awarded by the Government so far.  He shared the experience on the establishment of partnering spirit and common goals with the contractor at the start of the Happy Valley project.

To access Mr. TSUI’s presentation materials, please visit:


And to access all the conference presentation materials, please visit:

http://update.neccontract.com/ps/inaugural-nec-asia-pacific-users-group-conference-downloads (English version only)

Deputy Director of Drainage Services, Mr. TSUI Wai, presents DSD’s experience on NEC projects

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