[Explanation] On the afternoon of February 19, two mainland-aided community isolation and treatment facility projects started construction in Hong Kong's Penny's Bay and Kai Tak Pier respectively.

The project consists of two isolation facilities, namely the additional isolation facility project in Penny's Bay, Hong Kong and the additional isolation facility project in Kai Tak, Hong Kong.

After the project is fully put into use, it is expected to provide about 9,500 isolation units for Hong Kong.

  [Explanation] The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, said in her speech on the same day that the construction of two mainland-aided community isolation treatment facilities will make up for the current shortcomings of Hong Kong's anti-epidemic.

  [Concurrent] Hong Kong SAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor

  In fact, one of our current shortcomings is community isolation and treatment facilities, which allow us to serve (arrange) some people who are infected but have no symptoms, or who have only very mild symptoms, so as to cut off the chain of transmission and prevent the virus from spreading in Community infection (spread), so I sincerely thank the central government for accepting my request, let us entrust a construction team from the mainland to build about 10,000 community quarantine and Kai Tak sites in the shortest time. treatment unit.

  [Commentary] Carrie Lam pointed out that in the second half of 2020, when Hong Kong faced the third and fourth waves of the epidemic, the central government provided a lot of assistance to Hong Kong.

At present, Hong Kong is facing a new wave of severe epidemics, and the situation is very critical. The assistance from the central government is stronger and faster.

  [Concurrent] Hong Kong SAR Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor

  After the work matchmaking meeting held in Shenzhen last week, we saw that support from the central government is coming to Hong Kong in an endless stream, including disease experts from Guangdong, mobile testing vehicles and other supplies; we will welcome treatment experts from Guangdong later today. And more than 100 samplers who assisted in nucleic acid testing; of course, more importantly, we are here today to witness the opening of this community isolation treatment facility.

  [Explanation] Yin Zonghua, deputy director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government, said that the Hong Kong Liaison Office will fully support the SAR government in fulfilling its main responsibility for fighting the epidemic, and fully support Chief Executive Carrie Lam in leading the SAR's epidemic prevention and anti-epidemic work.

  [Concurrent] Yin Zonghua, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  The Hong Kong Liaison Office fully supports the SAR government in fulfilling its main responsibility for fighting the epidemic, and fully supports Chief Executive Carrie Lam in leading the SAR's anti-epidemic work.

  [Explanation] Yan Jianguo, chairman of China State Construction International Group Co., Ltd., said that this project is related to the overall situation of Hong Kong's epidemic prevention and the lives and health of citizens. He has confidence, determination and ability to complete the project construction tasks with high quality.

  [Explanation] It is reported that the two isolation facilities were designed and constructed by China State Construction International Group Co., Ltd.

Among them, the additional isolation facility in Penny's Bay in Hong Kong covers an area of ​​more than 450,000 square meters, with a construction area of ​​more than 260,000 square meters. It is 2 stories high and divided into 6 areas. After completion, it will provide more than 6,500 isolation units for Hong Kong.

The newly built isolation facility in Kai Tak, Hong Kong covers an area of ​​more than 80,000 square meters, with a construction area of ​​more than 140,000 square meters. It is 4 stories high and divided into 3 areas. After completion, it will provide Hong Kong with more than 3,000 isolation units.

In order to achieve phased delivery and ensure the safety and convenience of subsequent use, each area of ​​the two facilities is equipped with medical, office, storage and other auxiliary facilities and independent water supply and power supply.

  Reporter Fan Siyi reports from Hong Kong

Responsible editor: [Ye Pan]

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