The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge could see construction work stretch until late 2017, falling behind schedule by a year, Apple Daily reported Thursday.
Tang Ka-piu, deputy chairman of the Legislative Council’s transport panel, was quoted as saying that a written reply from the Development Bureau to a legislator’s query has shown it would be difficult to finish construction work on schedule based on current progress.
A man-made island that serves as entrance of the bridge will be not completed until end-2017, the document is said to have stated.
Tang urged the government to publicize reasons for the delay and spell out how much additional cost the project would entail.
A document sent to LegCo from the Highways Department showed its additional expense could reach at least HK$500 million (US$64.49 million). The department will apply to the legislature for additional fund outlay early next year.
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