(25th Anniversary of Hong Kong's Return to China) Exclusive interview with Hong Kong youth who participated in the construction of the shelter: the construction site changes every day and it feels shocking

  China News Agency, Hong Kong, June 28th: ​​Interview with Hong Kong youth who participated in the construction of the shelter: the construction site changes every day and it feels shocking

  China News Agency reporter Zeng Ping

  Law Jiawei, a 25-year-old Hong Kong youth this year, participated in the construction of the Yuen Long Community Isolation Facility (hereinafter referred to as the Yuen Long Shelter) as a trainee engineer in March.

He found that the construction site changed every day when he went to work.

"That feeling is shocking to me." Luo Jiawei said in an exclusive interview with a reporter from China News Agency recently. This is the first time he has truly felt the speed of China's construction.

  The China Construction (Hong Kong) Company, where Luo Jiawei works, is the contractor of many makeshift hospitals in Hong Kong, and the Yuen Long makeshift hospital is the largest of these makeshift hospitals.

Due to the tight construction period, the Yuen Long shelter construction site started 24 hours a day. The young Luo Jiawei took the initiative to ask Ying to work the night shift, and was responsible for checking and arranging the arrival of the prefabricated isolation cabinets.

  "I put 300 of them every night, and I basically never stopped." Luo Jiawei first checked the specifications of the isolation cabinets, and then made sure that these cabinets were placed in the correct positions.

He said that the difficulty in the work is that the vehicles transporting the isolation cabinets come quickly, and the roads on the construction site may be blocked, so we have to find ways to reserve passages.

  He sees site managers meeting every day until one or two in the morning to discuss solutions to various problems encountered.

"When everyone concentrated their efforts, it turned out that engineering problems could be solved so quickly." Luo Jiawei felt deeply involved in this large-scale emergency project.

  "I feel very honored." Luo Jiawei said that he has worked hard with different people here and learned a lot of knowledge from his predecessors.

The Fangcang shelter hospital can help isolate people infected with the new coronavirus. As a participant in the construction, a place that was originally grass should be turned into a well-equipped, high-quality place, so that the occupants can live comfortably until they recover and leave.

He also sees his work and this project as helping Hong Kong through a relatively difficult time.

  Luo Jiawei's interest in architecture stemmed from a visit to the Forbidden City in Beijing.

He found that the area and height of this ancient Chinese building have been accurately calculated, the decorations have their own attention, and every design has meaning.

  Since then, he felt that "it seems to be a good thing to be a civil engineer", and began to dabble in more knowledge of ancient Chinese architecture, especially the ancient bridges built in different geographical environments.

Luo Jiawei graduated from the Department of Civil Engineering of the City University of Hong Kong two years ago.

Coincidentally, when he entered China Construction Company, the interview questions were also related to Jianqiao, so he passed the test very smoothly.

  Loving Chinese history and Chinese culture, and adhering to the idea of ​​"if you want to go to other countries, you must first understand your own country", Luo Jiawei only went abroad once before graduating from school, but he has traveled to many places in the mainland.

Lhasa, Dali, Yanbian, Zhangjiajie, Hohhot... He felt the local characteristics of different cultures and traditions.

He said with a smile, "I don't think it's possible to finish eating all the Chinese food in my life."

  In Luo Jiawei's eyes, the construction of civil engineering is all projects of great significance to the whole society, such as tunnels, overpasses, and factories.

Now he is working on the project of the Tseung Kwan O desalination plant. After the completion of the plant, Hong Kong will add another water resource channel in addition to purchasing Dongjiang water and rainwater reservoir.

  Growing together with the Hong Kong SAR, Luo Jiawei feels that the biggest change in the city is the continuous expansion of the subway network.

"As a civil engineer, I hope Hong Kong's future road planning will be better." He said that he will continue to learn in the construction industry and build a better Hong Kong with his own experience.

"I'm honored and happy to continue to be involved in this." (End)