02 Feb 2023
To usher in the Chinese New Year, the MTR Tuen Mun South Extension(TME) project teams visited the communities and supported a series of celebrations to enrich the festive atmosphere and foster community rapports. When the project team and community partners gathered to send warm blessings to the residents, they also took the opportunity to enhance stakeholders’ understanding of the new railway projects.
On 15 January 2023, the MTR TME project sponsored and co-organised a Chinese New Year celebration event with Ching Chung Koon, a charitable organisation, at the Taoist Ching Chung Primary School (Wu King Estate). Together with the “New Railway Projects Youth Ambassadors” from Lingnan University, the TME volunteer team distributed 1,000 gift bags to the local community, sending blessings for good health, prosperity and stability.
Energetic students from the Taoist Ching Chung Primary School performed a traditional lion dance to kick-start the event. Ushered in by a vigorous drum beat, the lion dance energised the community with vitality and auspiciousness.
Mr Walter Lam, Project Manager – TME & HSK (1st right) and Mr Jimmy Poon, Chief Construction Manager – TME Civil (2nd right) of the MTR Corporation led the volunteer team in distributing gift bags to the community. A TME game booth allowed residents to get to know the project alignment and station locations in an interactive way and exchange views with the team.
To exude and enrich the festive vibes, Ching Chung Koon invited calligraphy masters to give out hand-written “Fai Chun” which were much welcomed by the community of all ages.
On 19 January 2023, the TME volunteer team joined the New Year Fair at the W.F.B. Mantra Institute Nursery School to celebrate the new year with the kids and their parents. A TME game booth was set up to enhance parents’ understanding of the new stations. With interactive games and attractive gifts, the team successfully brought joy and laughter to the community.
Apart from singing and a recital performance by the preschoolers, the fancy rope-skipping and drums performances by the YCH Law Chan Chor Si Primary School and Taoist Ching Chung Primary School (Wu King Estate) respectively contributed to the uplifting atmosphere.