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Published: 21:24, October 27, 2021 | Updated: 21:25, October 27, 2021
Medical facilities reflect mainland engineering efficiency
By Su Zihan in Hong Kong
Published:21:24, October 27, 2021 Updated:21:25, October 27, 2021 By Su Zihan in Hong Kong

This photo shows a view of the Specimen Reception Counter at the  North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre on Oct 27, 2021. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

Editor's notes: In a Tuesday lecture, Zhang Yi, CEO of China State Construction International Medical Industry Development Corp, shared with Hong Kong students the stories behind the construction of two Hong Kong medical facilities built with the nation’s help to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Here are the profiles of the two projects and some impressive figures from Zhang's speech. 

North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre 

Started operation on Feb 26, 2020 

Building area: 44,000 square meters 

Floor space: 29,000 square meters 

Facilities: 6 ward buildings, 1 medical center building, 1 energy center building, 1 liquid oxygen station, 1 dangerous-goods warehouse and some other ancillary facilities 

Beds: 816 negative-pressure isolation beds 

Service life: Permanent building 

Community treatment facilities at AsiaWorld-Expo 

China’s first high-standard intelligent negative-pressure mobile cabin hospital 

Started operation on Aug 1, 2020 

Building area: 30,000 square meters 

Facilities: 40 negative pressure isolation wards with a total of 160 beds 

792 beds in general square cabins 

32 communal facilities, including nurses stations 

Provision of additional air-conditioning facilities 

Beds: 952 

Efficiency and safeguards of the two projects 

-Finished 21 versions of designs in 7 days 

-Shortened the construction period of the temporary hospital from 3 to 4 years to 4 months 

-Cumulative number of workers on site exceeds 240,000, with over 4,000 workers worked on-site a day at the peak of the construction 

-Over 200 subcontractors and 130 suppliers in Hong Kong served as a backup team 

-Procured materials and equipment from nearly 20 countries or regions around the world. The transportation volume reached the loads of more than 40,000 trucks. 

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