Macau ignored for high-speed train plan, say CPPCC members

Three Macau members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference submitted a joint proposal at the 13th CPPCC in Beijing, calling on China to include Macau in the mainland’s high- speed train network.

Chong Sio Kin, Wan Nang Hon and Leonel Alverto Alves expressed that Macau, as a central city in the Greater Bay Area, may have been ignored in the development of the mainland’s high-speed train network.

The three members urged the Central Government and Guangdong province to speed up the planning of the Guangzhou-Zhongshan-Zhuhai-Macau high-speed train, and to list the plan as a key project for GBA development.

The three members also proposed a high-speed train route between Macau and Zhuhai, and connecting the line with Jiangmen, Maoming and Zhanjiang. 

During the 13th CPPCC earlier this week, the mayor of Zhuhai, Yao Yisheng, said that Zhuhai will try to include itself in the relevant GBA plans, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau high-speed train, as well as the extension of the Guangzhou metro to Zhuhai and Macau.

However, as of today, neither mainland China or Macau have revealed any plans to connect Macau to China’s high-speed train network. JZ

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