Ceremony to launch construction of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge scheduled for 15 Dec

14 December 2009

Macau, China, 14 Dec – The ceremony for the start of construction of an artificial island in Zhuhai, a Chinese municipality next to Macau, due to be held Tuesday, will launch work on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge.

The bridge, which will be 50 kilometres long, is expected to cost 72 billion yuan (US$10.5 billion) and be finished in 2015.

The bridge will have six lanes, will be the biggest in the world once is built and will include a 6 kilometre tunnel under the sea.

The project will include construction of two artificial islands next to Hong Kong international airport and Gongbei in Zhuhai.

The chief executive of Macau, Edmund Ho Hau Wah, will attend the ceremony to launch the work, as will his Hong Kong counterpart, Donald Tsang Ya Kuen. (macauhub)