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Site Visit to Hong Kong - Zuhai - Macao Bridge (Zhuhai Section)
27/04/2018

Site Visit to Hong Kong - Zuhai - Macao Bridge (Zhuhai Section)
on
27 April 2018

 

Overview:

The proposed Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macao Bridge (HZMB), being situated at the waters of Lingdingyang (伶仃洋) of Pearl River Estuary (珠江口), is a mega-size sea crossing linking the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), Zhuhai City of Guangdong Province and Macao Special Administrative Region.
 
It consists of a Main Bridge in Mainland waters together with the boundary crossing facilities and link roads within the three places. The HZMB Main Bridge runs from the artificial island off Gongbei (拱北) of Zhuhai (珠海) to the eastern artificial island for the tunnel section just west of the HKSAR boundary.
 
The HZMB project, which is approximately 55 km in total, includes a 29.6 km dual 3-lane carriageway in the form of bridge-cum-tunnel structure comprising a tunnel of about 6.7 km; two artificial islands for the tunnel landings west of the HKSAR boundary; and associated works including civil and structural works, environmental mitigation, drainage, electrical and mechanical, traffic control and surveillance system, etc.
 
Construction of the bridge began in 2009 and it is anticipated that HZMB will open in the latter half of this year (2018).

The Visit:

On 27 April 2018 (Friday), Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM) organised a visit to the Zhuhai section of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) and Hengqin New Area Exhibition Hall in Zhuhai, PRC.  The visit was coordinated by the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (LOCPGHK) and was well-attended by 30 participants, including HKICM council members and representatives of peer professional institutions and associations.
 
The delegates, accompanied by Mr LOO Kimber, Deputy Director of Department of Educational, Scientific & Technological Affairs of LOCPGHK, received warm welcome from representatives of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority and Zhuhai Municipal Hong Kong-Macau Enterprise Office, had them introducing the latest construction progress of HZMB.
 
In this event, participants were guided to visit the HZMB viaduct deck of the Main Bridge and the Zhuhai-Macao Artificial Island in Zhuhai, PRC by the representatives of HZMB Authority and learnt about the latest situation of the Zhuhai section of the HZMB. Thereafter in the afternoon, the delegates visited the Hengqin New Area Exhibition Hall which showcased Hengqin’s vision, overall planning and achievements in the past few years.
 
On behalf of HKICM, we would like to express our sincere thanks to Mr LOO Kimber (Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs of LOCPGHK) and 宁宇主任及黄慧副主任 (Zhuhai Municipal Hong Kong-Macau Enterprise Office) whom supported and assisted in liaison with HZMB Authority as well as 梅甲春工程師 (HZMB Authority Project Management Office) in briefing the background and latest progress of HZMB construction to make this visit succeeded.

Regards,
The Secretariat
Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers
30 April 2018


Group photo taken at the Zhuhai entrance (toll gates) of HZMB
     
 
A sign above Hong Kong-bound lanes   Traffic sign throughout the entire bridge
     
Group photo taken at the two 163-meter pylons of HZMB
     
 
Zhuhai-Macao Artificial Island   Zhuhai-Macao Artificial Island
     
Group photo taken at the Zhuhai-Macao Artificial Island of HZMB
     
 
Cr TANG Chi-wang (R), HKICM President presented souvenirs flag to 梅甲春工程師 (L), HZMB Authority Project Management Office   Cr TANG Chi-wang (R), HKICM President presented souvenirs flag to 宁宇主任(L), Zhuhai Municipal
Hong Kong
-Macau Enterprise Office
     
Group photo taken at the Hengqin New Area Exhibition Hall
     
 
External view of Hengqin New Area Exhibition Hall   Brief introduction of Hengqin’s vision, overall planning and achievements
     
 
Visit Hengqin New Area Exhibition Hall   Visit Hengqin New Area Exhibition Hall

More photos of the visit: Photos Album