A group portrait scan of the builders of the Hong Kong Emergency Hospital supported by the Central Government


Shenzhen, April 7 (XinhuaIn the early morning of April 7, the lok Ma Chau River Loop was as clear as blue sky.After one month of intensive construction, the first phase of the Central Emergency Hospital was officially delivered.From desolation to complete facilities, 30 days is the military writ of all involved.Nearly 20,000 people who rushed to build the “Boat of Life” gathered here from all over the world, condensing the feelings of compatriots into every detail, writing a miracle in the history of architecture.30 days, time beckons “In seven days, build a bridge across a river 200 meters wide. Can you do it?”On February 23, Huang Keqi received a phone call, pondered for a moment, gave a positive reply, and asked about the construction location.”On the Shenzhen River, leading to Hong Kong.”At the end of February, at the request of the SAR government and with the approval of the CPC Central Committee, an emergency hospital will be built in the Lok Ma Chau Loop area at the critical moment of Hong Kong’s anti-epidemic situation.Construction teams from the Mainland will set foot on the land for the first time since the Lok Ma Chau Loop was put under Hong Kong’s jurisdiction when the Shenzhen River was cut straight in 1997.The temporary steel trestle linking Shenzhen and Hong Kong has become a lifeline for people and goods.Huang Keqi, an “old bridge man” who has worked in the industry for 22 years and presided over the construction of more than a dozen Bridges, found the “simple” steel trestle almost “impossible”.”There are no drawings, no hydrology, no geological data, not even a bridge, just that in seven days hundreds of people will be crossing the river from here, and every minute is precious.”Huang Keqi said.Less than 48 hours after the mission was issued, the first bridge pile was steadily driven into the bed of the Shenzhen River.As the trestle began to take shape, the piles were blocked by rocks from the river bottom.Huang and his team took an “extraordinary” approach, hauling excavators into the river in the mornings when the water level was low and taking risks to scoop up large rocks.On The morning of June 6, huang Keqi finally breathed a sigh of relief as his team crossed the Shenzhen River on the steel trestle.”I fought for seven days and seven nights. This is the work I am most proud of. I will never forget it.””Huang said of the steel trestle, which spans just over 180 meters.Spring breeze blowing, construction vehicles with dust, the first to arrive at the scene of the team, accompanied by the yellow sand to eat their first meal.There was no water, no electricity, and even sleeping tents had to be set up.”First produce, then live.”Wang Hong, chairman of China Construction Science and Engineering Group Co., LTD., a subsidiary of China State Construction, issued a mobilization to all construction personnel.”In the first few days, everyone was focusing on production, leaving space for the construction behind.Because rain around the Qingming Festival will affect the construction schedule.””I didn’t wash my face for four days,” said Guo Jinchi, head of A2 section of the hospital.On the fifth morning, I took a cold shower and felt half alive.”Heavy rain, accompanied by intense cooling, clouded the construction site.The floor of the tent was flooded with mud and cold rain drenched the bedding.Workers dig in the mud and shovel trenches to bring water out.There was sweat and mud on their clothes, trousers, shoes and socks, but they all showed up at their posts on time, without stopping.Thirty days, time beckons.Wang Wenwen, from Sichuan province, remembers the relief efforts after the Wenchuan earthquake.”Fighting the epidemic is also disaster relief.”He said it was worth suffering to save the lives of more Hong Kong compatriots.The geological survey data for building houses on “tofu land” show that the soft soil of Lok Ma Zhou Hetao is thick and its properties are poor.Wang Hong describes this project vividly as “building a house on ‘tofu land'”.The challenge for Ms. Lu, who graduated with a doctorate last year, was to dig a 7.5-meter deep foundation pit in the soft soil for an emergency hospital septic tank.After the formal start of construction, water gushed out of 1.5 meters of foundation pit.Lv found that the actual operation area was a muddy fish pond, which was threatened by the collapse of the foundation pit.”With such poor soil conditions, it would be very difficult to dig a pit that is larger than a standard swimming pool by 7.5 meters.”She said.To reinforce and waterproof the pit, workers built two rows of steel sheet piles along the side of the pit to “lock” the mud pool like a high wall.Even if adequate measures are taken, the compression of silt is still strong and deformation of the foundation pit may occur at any time.Lu and chief engineer Zhang Qinghua had to change the construction plan several times.”It’s so difficult even to dig a hole to build a house on tofu land.”Zhang Qinghua said.Liu Shengqiang, head of A3 section of the first phase hospital, bought a pair of soft-soled sports shoes before entering the hospital and prepared to take an average of 20,000 steps every day.By the end of 30 days, the shoes were covered with dirt of all colors and the soles were worn badly.At the construction site, muddy shoes are the highest badge of merit, and stepping into a mud pit is almost everyone’s experience.Every time Chen Bolin went to the scene, he reminded people behind him to watch his step, only to find himself stuck in the mud.The 1.8-metre-tall man struggled for a long time to pull his lower legs out of the mud, but someone pulled him out.”It’s safest to wade through the mud and tread the ruts.”He summed up the experience.”I was born in 1997, and I have a connection with Hong Kong. When I heard about the Hong Kong aid program, I signed up for it.”Yu zhe, who is in charge of on-site material management, shares a tent with Materials and only sleeps three hours a day on busy days.In the warehouse he manages, pipes and valves are neatly coded, and labels properly indicate material characteristics.Yu zhe, a former soldier, said, “Joining the army is to protect the country, while assisting in construction is to build the country.It was tough, but they were all serving the country and the people.””Hong Kong is a wonderful place.”Wang Zihao, a native of Anyang, Henan Province, introduced the city far from home to his 3-year-old son via video.After last year’s National Day, Wang zihao left his wife and children to work in Beijing. He had planned to return home for the Spring Festival, but cancelled his trip due to the epidemic.After receiving the task, he sent his 53 brothers to the south.”This is the fourth emergency project I’ve worked on.They are all young people who want to do something for Hong Kong people.”Wang Zihao said.During his father’s illness, Wang zihao received crowdfunding donations.”Others have supported me, and I want to support others as well.”In his eyes, it is of great significance to build a hospital to cure and save people.Zhou Zhiming, born after 1995, had planned to apply for a license with his girlfriend, a nurse, for four years on Feb 22, but the pandemic disrupted the arrangement.”She is a nurse and has been fighting on the front lines.I feel very distressed and hope to accompany her to fight against the epidemic. This time, if there is an opportunity to help, I will directly apply for it.”Zhou zhiming and his girlfriend worked in Shenzhen and Dongguan respectively and never saw each other again.”We will always be in a long-distance relationship until the pandemic ends.””I really feel that our ‘small family’ is inseparable from ‘everyone’. Only when Hong Kong and other cities across the country completely defeat the epidemic can we be reunited,” Zhou said.After the Spring Festival, a local epidemic broke out in Shenzhen, and the efficience-obsessed city pressed the “slow button” for the first time.Two of the Zetters’ children are staying home because of the school suspension.”I hope I can do something for the fight against COVID-19.””It’s an honor to be part of building such a modern hospital,” Dr. Zetter said.The day they left, the little girl cried on top of Chett.At the project site, as a colleague showed the video to those around him, Zett, who had been in close proximity, suddenly turned away from the crowd and wiped his eyes.At this point, missing is the northeast man canthus crystal tears.The first phase of the hospital was delivered without a hitch, and some men’s battles ended in triumph, while others were about to return to the battlefield.Li Zengyuan, head of A1 section of the first phase hospital, has joined the maintenance team, which means he will stay at the hospital for another few months.Li zengyuan is responsible for the operating room, radiology department and other important facilities.He was involved from drawing to completion and was most familiar with the construction process.In addition, he is a Cantonese, can speak Cantonese, the hospital later maintenance, docking with the Hong Kong side of the burden fell on his shoulders.”I will continue to do a good job.””We will definitely provide the best service for our Hong Kong compatriots,” lee said. “This is a satisfactory result for our brothers’ efforts in the past month.”

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