Transcript of remarks by Acting C for T at media session

     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Acting Commissioner for Transport, Ms Macella Lee, at a media session on two-way toll collection arrangement at Lantau Link today (August 21):

Reporter: Legislators urge the Government to temporarily suspend the two-way toll system due to the lack of preparation. Do you think the preparation is enough......

Acting Commissioner for Transport: As I have mentioned earlier, actually the traffic flow this morning was similar to what's happening on the other days and was within our estimation.  But as I said, there are some scopes for improvement.  For example, the way that the barriers are put, and also the traffic signs for the motorists can also be improved.  So, I think what we have done is that we have already increased two manual toll lanes, from four to six, and according to the traffic flow and under normal circumstances, it should be able to cope with the demand.  And I hope that with more time, motorists will be more familiar with the arrangement and things will improve.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Monday, August 21, 2017
Issued at HKT 20:43