Border between Macau and Hengqin island open 24 hours a day

19 November 2014

The border crossing between Macau and Hengqin Island should start operating on a 24-hour basis and the move will be announced at the commemorations of the 15th anniversary of the Macau Special Administrative Region, according to Chinese media.

The Chinese-language newspaper “Ou Mun Iat Pou” (Macau Daily News) reported that the building works at that checkpoint are progressing apace “in order to be completed before that date.”

Chinese media in Macau reports that China’s government is expected to announce the opening of the “Lotus Flower” border crossing in time for the celebrations of the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the MSAR, which is marked on 20 December.

Citing the administrator of Hengqin Island, Niu Jing, the Macau Daily News wrote that from 2015 vehicles in Macao with a single registration should be able to move freely on the island, which will increase the value of buildings there.

At a session to update the development plan for Hengqin, Niu said 204 Macau companies had registered with the island’s authorities, and projects from Macau signed so far would occupy about 51 percent of the land available for construction.

In Hengqin Island, which belongs to the Special Economic Zone of Zhuhai, which borders Macau, the Macau government has leased a plot of land where it built the new “campus” of the University of Macau and an area was set for Macau companies to establish themselves. (macauhub/MO)