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China : New Projects Director Appointed.

The MTR Corporation announces today (15 August 2014) the appointment of Dr Philco Wong as Projects Director with effect from 28 October 2014 following the retirement of Mr TC Chew. To facilitate a smooth transition, Dr Wong will become Projects Director Designate on 18 August 2014.

Dr Wong has over 35 years of experience in business management, implementation and delivery of large-scale infrastructure projects in Hong Kong, the Mainland of China and overseas. Since he joined the Corporation in November 2011 as General Manager Shatin to Central Link, Dr Wong has successfully led his team in taking the SCL project forward through planning, contracts procurement to construction.

Dr Wong holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada and a Master of Engineering degree in Construction Management and Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada. He was awarded a Doctor of Business Administration degree by Curtin University, Australia. He started his career in 1978 and held many senior management positions to oversee major construction projects.

Dr Wong is enthusiastic in participating in community and professional services. He is a fellow member of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK. He is currently Chairman of the Vocational Training Council s Advisory Committee of Engineering Disciplines, Construction Collaborative Degree Programmes and a member of the Occupational Deafness Compensation Board as well as the Committee on Procurement and Subcontracting of the Construction Industry Council.

I would like to welcome Philco to the Executive Directorate team. His extensive experience in the construction and engineering sector will be valuable in ensuring MTR continues to implement and deliver our five railway projects to high safety and professional standards, said Mr Lincoln Leong, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the MTR Corporation.

At the same time, I would like to thank TC for his dedicated contribution and commitment to the Corporation over the past several years, taking our railway projects through milestone after milestone, added Mr Leong.

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Date:Aug 18, 2014
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