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Deal signed for the detailed design of the reclamation works of the Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities
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     The Highways Department and Ove Arup and Partners Hong Kong Ltd signed an agreement for the detailed design of Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Bridge (HZMB) Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) Reclamation Works today (September 17).  This signifies that the Hong Kong project for HZMB has reached a new stage.

     The HZMB is of particular strategic importance to the further economic development of Hong Kong, Macao and the Western Pearl River Delta region.

     The HKBCF artificial island will have a reclaimed area of about 150 hectares to provide mainly for passenger clearance and cargo processing facilities, including 20 hectares of land required for Tuen Mun íV Chek Lap Kok Link (TM-CLKL).  Following the completion of the preliminary design, detailed design and ground investigation will successively commence.

     Apart from HKBCF, projects related to the HZMB also include the Hong Kong Link Road connecting to the HZMB main bridge, the TM-CLKL and the Tuen Mun Western Bypass.  These projects will enable the formation of a complete strategic road network linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Macao and Shenzhen, thereby further enhancing the transportation and aviation hub status of Hong Kong.

     The HZMB HKBCF reclamation works are scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2010.

Ends/Thursday, September 17, 2009
Issued at HKT 20:45

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