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Travellers to be surveyed at boundary crossings

     The Government will conduct a survey on passengers and drivers travelling between Hong Kong and the Mainland or Macau at 10 immigration control points from this Wednesday (November 25) to December 8.

     A spokesman for the Planning Department said today (November 23) that the Cross-boundary Travel Survey 2015 would collect information on the characteristics of cross-boundary trips as well as the socio-economic profiles and travelling behaviour of the trip-makers, including local residents, foreign visitors and Mainland visitors.

     "Through this survey we will obtain valuable information about trip purpose, origin, destination, travelling frequency and some personal particulars such as age, sex and place of residence," the spokesman said.

     "In addition, by examining the commuting characteristics of different types of cross-boundary vehicles, we can gauge with greater accuracy the cross-boundary traffic movement patterns."

     It will be the ninth cross-boundary travel survey conducted by the Government since 1999. The information collected will provide essential data for cross-boundary infrastructure and land-use planning when formulating long-term development options for Hong Kong.

     About 72 000 respondents will be randomly selected at 10 immigration control points and invited to complete a questionnaire for the survey. The 10 immigration control points are Hong Kong International Airport, Lo Wu Control Point, Hung Hom Control Point, Lok Ma Chau Spur Line Control Point, China Ferry Terminal, Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, Lok Ma Chau Control Point, Man Kam To Control Point, Sha Tau Kok Control Point and Shenzhen Bay Control Point.

     The Department appeals for the support of all passengers and drivers who are selected in the survey and for their co-operation in providing the required information. Strict measures will be implemented to ensure the confidentiality of information supplied by respondents.

     Results of the survey will be released by the end of 2016.

Ends/Monday, November 23, 2015
Issued at HKT 15:30


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