Exhibition dates: 5.7.2023 - 5.10.2023
Venue: Sheung Wan Station & Sai Wan Ho Station
Co-organised with: Hong Kong Institute of Utility Specialists, International Institute of Utility Specialists (IIUS), China Association of City Planning Underground Pipeline Committee and Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic
Press release content:
Hidden from view, a dense web of underground utilities filled with underground pipelines is critical to ensuring the smooth functioning of Hong Kong and maintaining people’s livelihood. Such pipelines come in a variety of forms, ranging from railway tunnels to the ducts for telecommunications, power supply and water pipes. To educate the public about the importance of utility safety, 40 winning entries from the “Utility Safety – Slogan and Drawing Competitions” are on display at the latest “Art in MTR” exhibition at MTR Sheung Wan and Sai Wan Ho stations from 5 July to 5 October 2023.
Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Utility Specialists, International Institute of Utility Specialists (IIUS), China Association of City Planning Underground Pipeline Committee and Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic, the competition comprised two sections, a Slogan Competition with the theme of "Confined Space Safety/Safety Works on Roadside" and a Drawing Competition with the theme of “Relationship Between Utility and Our Daily Lives”. It aims to show how underground pipelines and lines, ranging from electricity and gas supply, plumbing and drainage systems to public transport and telecommunications, are closely connected to our daily lives and at the same time, raise public awareness of the importance of protecting underground utilities to sustain a more efficient and stable service supply.
"The entries not only demonstrate students' creativity and talent but also show the importance of maintaining reliable measures to ensure utility safety. We warmly thank MTR Corporation for offering us a platform to showcase the winning artworks and further promote utility safety to a wider audience," said Ir Dr King Wong, RPUS, Executive President of IIUS, and Executive Chairman of the Organising Committee.
"As a transport operator with many railway lines constructed underground to a high safety standard, we share a common vision to promote the safety of underground facilities. We are pleased to provide a platform at our stations to exhibit the students' outstanding creations and enhance the public’s understanding of the connection of these hidden-from-view utilities that are so important in our daily lives," said Ms Linda Choy, Corporate Affairs and Branding Director of MTR Corporation.