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Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau jointly test new bridge

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) is one step closer to opening after the governments of China, Hong Kong and Macau conducted a joint test of the main body, the three ports and connecting roads in between.

The Hong Kong SAR’s Transport & Housing Bureau also confirmed that two Hong Kong companies that will operate cross-border buses conducted trial runs using two buses carrying 10 officials each from the Hong Kong Guangdong Boundary Crossing Bus Association to experience customs clearance procedures in order to test the readiness of the cross-boundary facilities in the three cities.

The buses began their test journey at noon from the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities and cruised to Zhuhai in about 40 minutes, covering 55 kilometers.

The HZMB is a mega-size sea crossing linking the Hong Kong SAR, Zhuhai in Guangdong Province and the Macau SAR.

The 55-kilometer bridge is the longest bridge-and-tunnel sea crossing in the world.

Construction began in July 2012 and the main section of the HZMB handed over to authorities for inspection in June. The specific opening date of the bridge has yet to be announced.

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