HKZM Bridge set to finish major construction works by year’s end

The Hong Kong government said on Tuesday that the construction of the Main Bridge of the Hong Kong- Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) is progressing well and the three sides have agreed to finish the major works by the end of 2017.

Financed by the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Macau, and constructed by the HZMB Authority, construction of the bridge is progressing well, with the bridge and subsea tunnel sections now connected, according to the HKSAR government’s Transport and Housing Bureau (THB).

The bureau added that furnishing works for the tunnel interior and roads, buildings on the artificial islands, and traffic control works are in progress.

The HZMB Joint Works Committee meeting on November 7 discussed the commissioning date of the HZMB in detail. The three sides have agreed to make their best efforts to overcome the difficulties and challenges of constructing the bridge to meet the target of completing the major construction works of the Main Bridge and ports by the end of 2017. They will also continue to improve the clearance conditions of the ports.

The commissioning date of the HKZMB will be determined by the Central Task Force and will be announced once confirmed, the THB said.

Spanning over Lingdingyang, the HKZMB is an unprecedented mega transport infrastructure project that will connect Hong Kong in the east, with Macau and Zhuhai in the west.   MDT/Xinhua

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