2013 PDD Annual General Meeting
The 2013 PDD AGM was held on 8 November 2013 in the Surveyors Learning Centre. New Council Members for the 2013-2015 term were elected during the meeting. Council Members for the term 2013-2015 are:
So Chun Hin, Albert
Pong Kam Keung, James
Leung Ka Tung, Tony
Mok York Yee, Cyrus
Chan Jing Yun, Stephen
Tsang Ching Lun, Edwin
Yew Yat Ming, Edmond
Yu Kam Hung
Chong Wing Hong, Ben
Chan Yuk Ming, Raymond (Immediate Past Chairman)
Chairman’s Report for 2012-2013
(a) Growth of the division
The number of members in the Division increased from 63 to 67 this year. This allocation includes fellow, corporate, probationer, and student members broken down as follows:
Total 67 (as at November 2013)
Such an increase in the member count demonstrated that there is a continuous growth need for planning and development surveyors.
(b) Recognition of the HKU MSc (Urban Planning) Program
The Division has been working closely with universities to train more P&D Surveyors. In early 2013, it reached an agreement with HKU to accept the four-year undergraduate Urban Studies degree as a cognate degree for admission to the APC Examination. The Division also agreed that graduates of the MSc (Urban Planning) programme will be eligible to sit for the PDD APC upon their completion of top-up courses.
(c) Technical Visit to Shanghai
The PDD Council visited Shanghai with the HKIS’s Mainland Committee from 10-12 April 2013. During the three-day visit, we met with academics, government officials, and developers and made significant progress in:
- exploring the possibility of setting up courses in Shanghai to train P&D Surveyors;
- promoting P&D Surveyors’ services; and
- liaising with HKIS members who work in Shanghai. The visit successfully opened up more opportunities for cooperation and to further develop P&D Surveyors’ rofessional services in China.
(d) Learning opportunity and liaison with Mainland and international organisations.
- In October, our council members attended the 2013 Mainland and Hong Kong Construction Industry Forum, “Developing Quality and Innovative Construction,” to Promote “Going Global,” which was jointly organized by the Development Bureau and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development in Ningbo, China. This is an industry-wide platform for Hong Kong and Mainland construction stakeholders to share their knowledge and experiences, as well as to build networks.
- Our council members took part in a Technical Visit to Liaoning, China in July. We visited several construction and land-related government departments, universities, and leading property developers to share our insights on future growth. At the same time, we exchanged our views on sustainable development.