GDI: Local border for Delta bridge to meet city’s standards

Chief of the Infrastructure Development Office (GDI), Chau Vai Man, claimed that the infrastructure of the Macau Border for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge would be completed based on the city’s construction standards, despite the project now being supervised by the Mainland authorities. Replying to legislator Si Ka Lon’s written enquiry, the GDI official said that the project’s design, supervision and quality controls will all be conducted by local companies, adding the SAR Government would strictly control project investment, construction quality and safety in tandem with the Zhuhai authorities and construction unit. In his interpellation the legislative member queried why the city’s government had requested the Mainland to construct the local project, expressing his worries that Macau’s authorities could not effectively supervise the project. But Mr. Chau responded that granting the project to the Mainland parties was because the SAR Government wanted to guarantee the project would be finished in line with the completion of the Delta bridge through highly efficient organisation, advanced techniques and sufficient natural resources. Last December, the SAR Government signed a memorandum with the Zhuhai authorities enabling the Mainland Chinese party to build the project for the Special Administrative Region. The new border checkpoint for the city will occupy 76.7 hectares and 34 per cent of the artificial island – which will also accommodate the Zhuhai border for the cross-region bridge.