Two training bases for construction engineering students and graduates from Macao have been set up in Hengqin as a part of the Macao New Neighbourhood (MNN) project.
The bases were officially launched by China Construction Engineering (Macao) in conjunction with the MNN project management on Thursday.
According to Macao Urban Renewal, the two bases comprise a “construction practicum base” for students and graduates from Macao and a “training base for prefabricated construction”. They aim to nurture Macao’s university students and graduates with a major in construction engineering to familiarise themselves with the industry’s standards in the Greater Bay Area.
The bases aim to provide practicum, training and employment opportunities “to nurture talents for the development of Macao’s prefabricated construction industry”.
The development on Hengqin is the first real-estate project developed for Macao residents “that integrates quality-living space, education and health and social services as a part of promoting and implementing the development of the Guangdong-Macao In-depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin.” The project’s residential units will adopt a prefabricated construction method that is also environmentally friendly.
The project will consist of about 4,000 residential units for sale “and over 200 housing [units] for talents.”
Piling works are slated to be completed this year, and the whole project is expected to be completed in 2023, The Macau Post Daily reported.
Macao Urban Renewal was formed by the government of the Macao Special Administrative Region, the Macao Industrial and Commercial Development Fund and the Science and Technology Development Fund.