Date
23 September 2017
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge may take a year longer than the targeted completion schedule of 2016, and will also overshoot the budget, according to reports.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge may take a year longer than the targeted completion schedule of 2016, and will also overshoot the budget, according to reports.

HK-Zhuhai-Macau bridge completion seen delayed to end-2017

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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