The Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) has taken on the management of the border crossing point on the artificial island of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge by a decision of the China State Council on 15 March, said the spokesman for the territory’s government.
The event took place in the Macau border post building, after which officials from the Customs Service, the Public Security Police, the Firefighting Service, the Criminal Police, as well as the Health Services and the Traffic Services Bureau were stationed in the area.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, located in the same maritime area of Lingding Island, in the Pearl River estuary, is a major access point over the sea linking the two special administrative regions and the city of Zhuhai, in the province of Guangdong.
The statement said that the construction of this bridge is a response to requests for land and passenger transport between the three territories, in particular the connection between the west and east banks of the Pearl River.
The main deck of the bridge begins on the artificial island next to Gongbei, in Zhuhai to the west, and will lead to the undersea tunnel between Guangdong and Hong Kong, which, in turn, ends on an artificial island further east, consisting of 29.6 kilometre two-way, three-lane access road. (macauhub)