Project Appraisal (Feasibility Study on Belt and Road Projects)
Case Sharing

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Lai Yuk-fai, Stephen
Managing Director, Rider Levett Bucknall Limited

In the project life cycle, quantity surveying (QS) consultancy is often engaged as early as in the feasibility study stage. Developers rely on the expertise of QS to appraise and forecast the economic feasibility of a project from the outset, setting out a control framework for the entire construction process.  

Levering the advantages of Hong Kong as a “super connector” in “Belt and Road” projects, RLB has provided full quantity surveying services to a number of clients in the Mainland of China and Hong Kong for their overseas projects. 

As a well-respected quantity surveyor and construction cost estimator, Dr. Stephen Lai will brief us the internationally-accepted construction contracts, and how to mitigate risks through feasibility study. He will also share some case studies to showcase RLB’s project experiences in Cambodia, Korea, Russia and Australia.


Dr. Qu Jian
Vice President, China Development Institute (CDI)
SEZ Consultant, Asian Development Bank
Expert Commissioner, Ministry of Commerce of China
Special Governmental Allowance Receiver, Outstanding Contribution
PhD. in Economics of Nankai University
Professor and Postdoctoral Researcher in Economics
Registered Consulting Engineer

China Development Institute (CDI) is one of the 25 China Top Think Tanks Construction Pilot Units. It possesses Grade A engineering consulting qualification and has been committing to planning and research on special economic zones and industrial parks.

Dr. Qu in recent years has led the Regional Development Strategies and Planning Center of CDI to “go out” to undertake some overseas park planning projects. He has accumulated experience in consulting services in the construction of special economic zones and industrial parks in Asia and some African countries.

Ethiopia, Congo in Africa and Pakistan in Asia are all countries along Belt and Road. Dr. Qu will share the economies of the development parks in these countries. He will also discuss the issues of project appraisal and management of overseas industrial parks through some cases of study projects on investment feasibility. The discussion topics include challenges and approaches to managing overseas projects.