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Ir Chi Sing WAI, JP  

FHKEng [2014]

Member, Council, 2020-2021, 2015-2020

Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Works Bureau

Areas of expertise
Public Administration
Professional Qualification
  • FICE
  • FGS
  • FCInstCES
  • Hon FCIHT
Appointments & Affiliations
  • Honorary Professor, PolyU
  • Alternate Director, The Board of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
  • Alternate Director, The Board of Hong Kong International Theme Parks Limited
  • Non-executive Director, The Board of MTR Corporation Limited
  • Member, Construction Industry Council
  • Member, The Board of the Ocean Park Corporation
  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Hong Kong Housing Authority
  • Member, Building Committee, Hong Kong Housing Authority

Ir Wai Chi-sing obtained his first degree in civil engineering from the University of Hong Kong, and his master degree in transportation engineering from the Purdue University in the United States.  He has professional qualifications in civil, structural and geotechnical engineering.Ir Wai joined the Hong Kong Government as an Assistant Engineer in August 1980, and since then his career has been closely associated with the development of Hong Kong’s infrastructure.  He has served in the Transport Department, the former Territory Development Department, the Highways Department, and the Works Branch of the former Environment, Transport and Works Bureau.  He was the Director of the Highways Department from November 2006 to June 2010 and has been appointed Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) since June 2010.Ir Wai has also been involved in formulating a number of legislations including control of road excavation in Hong Kong, construction workers registration and ensuring security of contract payment in the construction industry.

Past Working Title

Director of Highways (2006 – 2010)




Telephone Number (Office)

2848 1188


2521 8387


Development Bureau, Works Branch, 18/F West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong