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Hong Kong warns of year’s delay in mega bridge opening

26 Nov 15 Hong Kong’s government has said that the completion of its section of the bridge to Zhuhai and Macau may be delayed by a year, to the end of 2017.

Delays to the boundary facilities will put back the bridge opening
Delays to the boundary facilities will put back the bridge opening

A preliminary forecast from the Highways Department shows that two projects forming part of the overall scheme – the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities and the Hong Kong Link Road - may not be completed by the end of 2016 as scheduled.

It said that the delay is due to construction difficulties and challenges including an unstable material supply, labour shortages, airport height restrictions, environmental protection requirements and complications concerning the reclamation works needed.

The joint works committee of the Hong Kong, China and Macau government completed and discussed a preliminary assessment in September 2015. This required all sides to refine their programme assessments including an analysis of construction difficulties and risks.

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