Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Building of mega-bridge between Hong Kong, Macao and Zhuhai set to start at year-end

Construction of a mega-bridge to link Hong Kong with Zhuhai and Macao is set to begin by the end of this year.

It is part of plans to form closer social and economic ties from the western Pearl River Delta area to the two special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macao).

The building of the proposed US$6.6-billion structure, which will be 30 kilometers long, should take around five years to complete.

Zhuhai is bordered with Macau to the south and neighbored with Hong Kong across South China Sea to the east.

It will shorten the distance from Hong Kong to Macao and Zhuhai to 30 kilometers, and reduce the journey time to well within 30 minutes. People currently traveling to Hong Kong from Zhuhai or Macau have to journey for at least six hours by car.

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