The Macau government said on Tuesday it is studying a fifth link between the peninsula and the island of Taipa and expects that by the end of this year a proposal will be completed for the start of the project.
The fifth link between the Macau peninsula and the island of Taipa is expected to be an underwater tunnel connecting the area east of the Nobre de Carvalho bridge, roughly in front of the Mandarin and MGM hotels and the area between the Nobre de Carvalho and Friendship bridges on the island of Taipa.
The announcement of the tunnel study was made by the chairman of the Monitoring Committee for Land Affairs and Public Concessions of the Legislative Assembly, Ho Ion Sang, after a meeting with government officials.
During the meeting, a plan for construction of a fourth bridge, which will link the landfill area under construction near the Macau Outer Port terminal and the landfill area under construction at Pac-On near the Taipa sea terminal, was also delivered to the Central government in Beijing, whose agreement is now awaited for the start of the project.
The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) has already selected project management services and prices of the fourth bridge prices for more than 188 million patacas (US$23.5 million), as well as the preliminary design for 75 million patacas (US$9.4 million). (macauhub)