Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Bridge (HZMB)



DateContextSummary of developmentAction
3&9/00 - The Administration issued the "Feasibility Study for Additional Cross-harbour Links". The Study recommended that the Shenzhen Western Corridor should be constructed first and the cross-harbour bridge connecting Zhuhai and Hong Kong (Lingdingyang Bridge) could be considered in a longer-term planning of the Administration. [Executive Summary of the Stage 1 of the Study] [Executive Summary of the Stage 2 of the Study]
7.3.01 CQ denoting Council Question Hon HUI Cheung-ching raised a question on the proposed construction of a cross-harbour bridge Connecting Zhuhai and Hong Kong. [Hansard "page 10"]
17.10.01 CQ denoting Council Question Ir Dr Hon Raymond HO raised a question on the Administration's plan to build cross-border bridge Connecting Hong Kong, Macao and Zhuhai. [Hansard "page 17"]
19.12.01 CM denoting Council Motion The Council passed a motion moved by Hon HUI Cheung-ching as amended by Hon SIN Chung-kai urging the Administration to strengthen co-operation with Guangdong in developing the logistics industry, including the construction of a bridge connecting Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao. [Hansard "page 181"]
9/02
to
8/03
- At the third meeting of the Mainland/Hong Kong Conference on the Co-ordination of Major Infrastructure Projects held on 20.9.02, it was agreed that a joint study should be conducted on the transport linkage between Hong Kong and Pearl River West.

On 4.8.03, the State Council approved the report of the study and agreed that the governments of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau should set up a Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Advance Work Coordination Group and press ahead with the advance work for the construction of the Bridge.

29.9.03 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on the arrangements for taking forward the advance work for the HZMB project. [Paper]

The Panel also discussed with the Administration on its plan to seek the funding approval from the Finance Committee (FC) for an investigation and preliminary design study of the HZMB project. [Paper]

At some members' request, the Administration provided the Panel with supplementary information on the following matters after the meeting -
 justification for constructing HZMB and the location of its landing point in North West Lantau.[Paper]
 vehicular flow projection of HZMB and its traffic impact on the existing road network.[Paper]

29.10.03 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed a commitment to upgrade 787TH to Category A at an estimated cost of $58.9 million in money-of-the-day (MOD) prices to employ consultants to undertake an investigation study for the section of the proposed HZMB between the boundary of Hong Kong and the landing point at Northwest Lantau, i.e. Hong Kong Section (HKS), and the connecting road with the North Lantau Highway, i.e. North Lantau Highway Connection (NLHC), and to develop a conceptual design for the HKS of HZMB as well as a preliminary design for NLHC. [Paper] [Supplementary Information Paper]

At some members' request, the Administration provided details of the sustainability assessment for HZMB and its connecting infrastructure. [Follow-up paper]

19.11.03 CQ denoting Council Question Hon HUI Cheung-ching raised a question on the outlook of container freight industry in Hong Kong, and he was concerned about the changes in the growth of container throughput of Hong Kong's port following the construction of HZMB. [Hansard "page 12"]
3.12.03 CM denoting Council Motion The Council passed a motion moved by Hon Kenneth TING as amended by Hon SIN Chung-kai urging the Administration to improve the competitiveness of Hong Kong's container freight Industry, including conducting feasibility studies on the selection of site for and the planning of Container Terminal 10 in view of the construction of HZMB. [Hansard "page 149"]
5.12.03 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved the commitment endorsed by PWSC on 29.10.03. [Paper]
7.2.04 HC denoting House Committee Members discussed with the Chief Secretary for Administration on the progress of HZMB at the special HC meeting on 7.2.04. [Minutes "page 5"]
28.4.04 ESC denoting Establishment Subcommittee ESC endorsed -
 creation of two supernumerary posts of one Principal Government Engineer (D3) and one Chief Engineer (CE) (D1); and
 redeployment of one permanent post of CE (D1) of the Major Works Project Management Office for a period of six years with effect from 1.7.04 to plan and implement the HZMB and related highway infrastructure projects.
[Paper]

14.5.04 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved the commitment endorsed by ESC on 28.4.04. [Paper]
25.6.04 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on the latest progress of the advance work for HZMB and the Northwest New Territories Traffic and Infrastructure Review. [Paper]

The Panel noted that the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Advance Work Co-ordination Group had commissioned the China Highway Planning and Design Institute to conduct a feasibility study for HZMB. The study was scheduled for completion by end 2004. On completion, the study report would be submitted to the National Development and Reform Commission for approval to create a project item for the Bridge. The investigation and preliminary design study on the Hong Kong Section of HZMB and Connection with NLH commissioned by the Administration was also scheduled for completion by end 2004. In examining the proposed HZMB project, the Panel called on the Administration to make early planning for the provision of local connecting infrastructure in addition to the proposed North Lantau Highway Connection to meet the additional traffic generated by the Bridge.

27.5.05 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on the progress of the advance work for the HZMB and the NLHC. [paper]

Supplementary information on the progress of the advance work for the HZMB and the NLHC. [paper]

Supplementary information on the three categories of alignment options for the HZMB. [paper]

8.6.05 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed a commitment to upgrade 796TH to Category A at an estimated cost of $26.8 million in MOD prices for the conceptual design and advance technical studies for the HZMB. [Paper]
24.6.05 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved the commitment endorsed by PWSC on 8.6.05. [Paper]
25.4.08 TP denoting Transport Panel The Administration briefed members on the progress of the planning work for the HZMB, the Hong Kong boundary crossing facilities and the link road in Hong Kong. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

21.5.08 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed a commitment to upgrade part of 834TH, entitled "Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities - investigation and preliminary design", to Category A at an estimated cost of $86.9 million in money-of-the-day prices. [Paper]
21.5.08 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed a commitment to upgrade 835TH to Category A at an estimated cost of $46.6 million in money-of-the-day prices for the preconstruction works for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. [Paper]
6.6.08 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved the commitment endorsed by PWSC on 21.5.08. [Paper]
19.12.08 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed the progress of the planning work for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge with the Administration. [Paper][Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Background brief]

14.1.09 ESC denoting Establishment Subcommittee ESC endorsed the creation of two supernumerary posts of Chief Engineer (D1) in Highways Department with effect from 1 April 2009 for the planning and implementation of the proposed Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge project and the Shatin to Central Link railway project up to 31 March 2014 and 31 March 2016 respectively. [Paper]
21.1.09 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed the financial proposal on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge-funding support for Main Bridge. [Paper]
13.2.09 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved the financial proposal endorsed by ESC on 14.1.09. [Paper]

FC approved the financial proposal endorsed by PWSC on 21.1.09. [Paper]

24.4.09 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed the main bridge and the Hong Kong boundary crossing facilities for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge with the Administration. [Paper]
6.5.09 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed the financial proposal to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge-funding support for Main Bridge. [Paper]

PWSC endorsed the financial proposal to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities. [Paper]

22.5.09 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved the financial proposal endorsed by PWSC on 6.5.09. [Paper] [Paper]

TP denoting Transport Panel The Administration's paper on the latest progress of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Main Bridge was issued to members on 9 March 2010. [Paper]
19.5.10 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LAU Kong-wah raised a question on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. [Hansard "page 50"]
8.6.11 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon LAM Tai-fai raised a question on judicial review case regarding the environmental impact assessment reports of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. [Hansard "page 59"]
26.10.11 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on the latest progress of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge related infrastructure projects in Hong Kong. [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [Updated background brief]

Supplementary information provided by the Administration [Follow-up paper]

8.11.11 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed the financial proposal to to upgrade 845TH to Category A at an estimated cost of $30,433.9 million in money-of-the-day prices for the construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities. [Paper]
8.11.11 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed the financial proposal to upgrade 844TH to Category A at an estimated cost of $16,189.9 million in money-of-the-day prices for the detailed design and construction of the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge Hong Kong Link Road. [Paper]
18.11.11 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved the financial proposal endorsed by PWSC on 8.11.11. [Paper]
25.4.12 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Link Road. [Paper]

Supplementary information provided by the Administration [Follow-up paper]

7.5.12 PWSC denoting Public Works Subcommittee PWSC endorsed the financial proposal to increase the approved project estimate of 844TH by $8,857.3 million from $16,189.9 million to $25,047.2 million in money-of-the-day prices. [Paper]
25.5.12 FC denoting Finance Committee FC approved the financial proposal endorsed by PWSC on 7.5.12. [Paper]
15.11.13 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on proposed retention of three supernumerary posts and extension of one permanent post in the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Project Management Office of Highways Department [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [background brief]

Supplementary information provided by the Administration [Follow-up paper]

10.12.14 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Frederick FUNG raised a question on operational arrangements of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. [Hansard "page 94"]
16.1.15 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities - reclamation and superstructures [Paper] Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [background brief]
28.1.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon WONG Kwok-hing raised a question on regulatory arrangements for cross-boundary vehicles. [Hansard "page 135"]
27.5.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon TANG Ka-piu raised a question on construction works of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. [Hansard "page 11"]
27.5.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Frankie YICK raised a question on shortage of cross-boundary container truck drivers. [Hansard "page 32"]
25.11.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Steven HO raised a question on impacts of marine works on the fisheries industry. [Hansard "page 53"]
2.12.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Kenneth LEUNG raised a question on variations in the conditions of the environmental permit for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities Project. [Hansard "page 127"]
16.12.15 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Michael TIEN raised a question on impact of labour shortage in the construction industry on the progress of infrastructure projects. [Hansard "page 146"]
29.2.16 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on local public transport arrangements at the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge [Paper]

The Panel discussed with the Administration on progress update of discussions with governments of Guangdong Province and Macao Special Administrative Region on cross boundary transport arrangements for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [background brief]

Supplementary information provided by the Administration [Follow-up paper]

1.4.16 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed with the Administration on local public transport arrangements at the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge [Paper]

The Panel discussed with the Administration on progress update of discussions with governments of Guangdong Province and Macao Special Administrative Region on cross boundary transport arrangements for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [background brief]

25.5.16 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Alice MAK raised a question on public transport services upon the commissioning of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. [Hansard "page 188"]
24.2.17 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed the proposals on technical legislative amendments on traffic arrangements for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge with the Administration [Paper]

Development to date presented in background brief prepared by the Secretariat. [updated background brief]

The Panel discussed the latest progress of the works of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Hong Kong projects with the Administration [Paper] [Paper]

29.3.17 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon KWOK Ka-ki raised a question on information on public works. [Hansard "page 124"]
19.4.17 BRIEF denoting LegCo Brief LegCo Brief on technical legislative amendments on traffic arrangements for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge [LegCo Brief]
5.6.17 TP denoting Transport Panel The Panel discussed the alleged falsification of concrete test reports associated with the works under the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong and related projects with the Administration. [Paper] [Paper]

Information note on alleged falsification of concrete test reports associated with the works under the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong and related projects prepared by the Legislative Council Secretariat. [Information note]

7.6.17 CQ denoting Council Question Hon LAM Cheuk-ting raised a question on incident of submission by a contractor of test reports suspected to be fraudulent. [Hansard "page 34"]
14.6.17 CQ denoting Council Question Dr Hon LAU Siu-lai raised a question on strengthening the monitoring of performance of contractors for public works. [Hansard "page 77"]
17.1.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Kenneth LAU raised a question on commissioning arrangements for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. [Hansard "page 30"]
24.1.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Wilson OR raised a question on facilitating private cars to use the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. [Hansard "page 22"]
31.1.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Jeremy TAM raised a question on project delay of the Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link. [Hansard "page 81"]
7.2.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHU Hoi-dick raised a question on monitoring of the mitigation measures implemented under the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge project. [Hansard "page 62"]
2.5.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Holden CHOW raised a question on improving Lantau Island's traffic and transport infrastructure. [Hansard "page 67"]
9.5.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon CHU Hoi-dick raised a question on deaths and injuries caused by the industrial accidents happened in the projects relating to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. [Hansard "page 39"]
20.6.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Jeremy TAM raised a question on rescue arrangements for incidents that have occurred on the Hong Kong Link Road of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. [Hansard "page 116"]
11.7.18 CQ denoting Council Question Hon Holden CHOW raised a question on parking arrangements at the Hong Kong Port of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. [Hansard "page 84"]


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