Speech at the special meeting of Panel on Transport

Alleged falsification of concrete test reports associated with the works under the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong and related projects

Structural examinations for the relevant works projects

On the scope of conducting core tests as recommended by the professional organization engaged by HyD, Mr CHAN Chun-ying took a further view suggesting that to better ensure structural safety, a minimum number of core tests should be conducted for all structures of the bridge regardless of the results of the non-destructive concrete strength tests (commonly known as “Schmidt Hammer Tests”), and more core tests should be conducted on top of the minimum number at locations which failed the “Schmidt Hammer Tests”.

In response to Mr CHAN Chun-ying’s further enquiry, DHy advised that HyD had followed the established procedures in engaging the professional organization to give advice, monitor and review the tests conducted and to be conducted. He said that the professional organization concerned had proven experience in providing services for many government departments and private firms on the examination of concrete structures.