The sixth “Belt and Road Advanced Professional Development Programme in Power and Energy” co-organised by PolyU, Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) and The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited (HK Electric), concluded recently.


Themed “Building an Innovative and Digital Power Grid for Shared Future of Mankind”, this year’s programme resumed face-to-face activities, with 32 professionals from 10 Belt and Road countries and regions participating.


Participants visited high-tech power facilities and learned from industry experts. They also gained insights into cutting-edge technologies and modern management theories applicable across the Belt and Road region.


The Graduation Ceremony was officiated by Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, President of PolyU; Prof. H.C. Man, Dean of the PolyU Faculty of Engineering; Prof. Shan Zhiwei, Assistant President of XJTU; Mr Lyu Shirong, Co-chair of the Department of International Cooperation, SGCC; Mr Zhao Donglai, Co-chair of SGTC; Mr Francis Cheng Cho-ying, Managing Director of HK Electric, and witnessed by Mr Lyu Feng, Deputy Director-General Development of Economic Affairs of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR; Mr D.C. Cheung, Principal Assistant Secretary for Environment & Ecology (Sustainable Dev), HKSAR Government; and other senior executives of the co-organisers.


Addressing the Programme graduation, PolyU President Prof. Jin-Guang Teng expressed the hope that such insights would drive development and promote collaboration. Over the past six years, the Programme has trained over 800 professionals from 43 countries and regions.


This cross-regional collaboration enables knowledge exchange vital for sustainable energy development along the Belt and Road. The four parties will continue organising diverse activities that can contribute to the initiative’s vision.