Lam Sai-hung attends Beijing forum

September 25, 2023

Secretary for Transport & Logistics Lam Sai-hung today attended the Global Sustainable Transport Forum (2023) at the China National Convention Center in Beijing.


The two-day forum, themed “Sustainable Transport: Working Together to Promote Global Development”, was hosted by the Ministry of Transport and organised by the Global Sustainable Transport Innovation & Knowledge Center.


Representatives from transport authorities and related enterprises from various countries attended the forum to exchange views on five key themes: connectivity, common development, innovation-driven development, eco-sound development and global governance.


On the sidelines of the forum, Mr Lam met Vice Minister of Transport Li Yang to brief him on the recovery of Hong Kong's aviation industry; the latest developments of the three-runway system at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA); the Labour Importation Scheme for the Transport Sector launched by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in July to relieve the acute manpower shortage in the aviation industry and the public light bus/coach trade in the city; the co-operation between HKIA and Zhuhai Airport; enhanced High Speed Rail services at the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link; and measures to promote the city as a leading international maritime centre.


On the same day, Mr Lam also visited Baidu's Apollo Park in Yizhuang, Beijing - one of the world's largest test bases for autonomous driving and cellular vehicle-to-everything.


The transport chief learnt about the company's autonomous driving service platform, Apollo Go, its monitoring platform for the overall operation of unmanned autonomous vehicles and how autonomous vehicles can cope with complex traffic conditions on open roads in the Yizhuang demonstration zone.

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