Macau, China, 15 Jul – Macau’s third maritime terminal and the first one on Taipa Island will become fully operational in the first half of 2013, the English language Macau Post Daily reported on Wednesday, citing Port Authority director Susana Wong Soi Man.
There are currently two maritime terminals on the Macau Peninsula, known as the Outer Harbour and Inner Harbour, and a provisional one on Taipa Island until the definitive facility is built.
The Taipa maritime terminal is located next to Macau’s international airport. When its construction is finished, besides the 16 berths for vessels carrying up to 400 passengers, those currently offering regular service to Hong Kong and other destinations in the region, it will also have three quays able to handle vessels with up to 1,200 passengers.
The Transportation Infrastructures Office indicated that the Taipa maritime terminal should cost about 1.5 billion patacas (US$187.5 million).
The project is being built by the Chinese company Zhenhua Harbour Construction. (macauhub)