New bridge, new hope for Zhuhai and Macau

But some are unsure if 55km link to HK can bring immediate economic benefits

The Hong Kong link road leading to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge will be officially opened today, and will open to traffic tomorrow. The bridge connects Hong Kong and Macau with the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai.
The Hong Kong link road leading to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge will be officially opened on Oct 23, and will open to traffic on Oct 24. The bridge connects Hong Kong and Macau with the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

A multibillion-dollar bridge connecting the semi-autonomous regions of Hong Kong and Macau with the southern Chinese city of Zhuhai is set to open to traffic on Wednesday (Oct 24), a decade after construction began in 2009.

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Zhuhai on Monday, and is expected to officially open the bridge on Tuesday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 23, 2018, with the headline 'New bridge, new hope for Zhuhai and Macau'. Subscribe