Work on the main section of the Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macau bridge (HZMB) is due to be completed in early February, according to the new schedule issued by Su Quanke, chief engineer of the HZMB Authority in statements to the China Daily newspaper.
The new schedule is the first update since an official announcement was made a few months ago indicating that work on the main section of the bridge would be completed before the end of 2017.
Su told the newspaper that before the Lunar New Year, which this year falls on 16 February, the “HZMB Authority” will announce the date for completion of the main section of the bridge.
The latest estimate of the costs of building this bridge with a total length of 55 kilometres is 120 billion yuan (US$18.4 billion), according to the financial director of the HZMB Authority, Su Yi.
The China Daily also reported that neither Su Quanke nor Su Yi specified a date for opening the bridge to traffic, which is a matter for the Chinese central government. (macauhub)