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MACAU SPECIFIC PROJECTS
December 2010-January 2011
Guangzhou-Zhuhai intercity rail line (MRT)
- Will reduce the non-stop travel time between the two cities from 90 minutes to 46 minutes. Also, travel time between Zhuhai (Gongbei Checkpoint) and Zhuhai Airport will be 25 minutes rather than the current 50 minutes via auto transportation.
- In the future, the rail line may be linked to the Macau Light Rapid Transit (LRT) at the Hengqin (Cotai Checkpoint) stop.
- Should bring around 400,000 people a day.
Expansion of Gongbei Border Gate (GBG)
- Will extend its customs building in order to handle 350K to 500K daily movements.
- Over 150 new immigration counters will be built.
- A 24-hour border crossing will be implemented in 2011
- Gongbei/Barrier Border Gateways:
- The GBG is the land immigration and customs checkpoint between Guangdong and Macau. It is located in Zhuhai City, Guangdong. Directly across from GBG is its counterpart, the Barrier Gate of Macau, which has already expanded to handle 500k visitors daily. Currently, the hours of operation are from 7am to 12am. These checkpoints have handled roughly half of all of the visitors to Macau this year. In October 2010, 1,050,390 (50.2% of total) visitors passed through.
- Currently has over 170 immigration counters, both manual and electronic (self-processing)
- 8 and 10 vehicle lanes for entry and exit into Macau, respectively. Previously, they had 10 entry lanes and 11 exit lanes.
Macau International Airport (MIA)
- Plans to double the current capacity to 12 million and target to complete the upgrade work in stages between 2011-2017
- Year to date, ~6.7% of visitors come through MIA, down from 7.2% in 2009.
- Handled 4.25 million passengers in 2009. From Jan-Aug 2010, 2.80 million passengers arrived at MIA, roughly unchanged from the same period in 2009.
- Has routes to key cities in China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore
The New Taipa (Pac On) Ferry Terminal Redesign
- Plans to extend number of berths from 8 to 19; 16 berths for 400-passenger ferry, 3 berths for 1,000-passenger super ferry
- Currently handles 14% of Macau visitors this year, up from 11% in 2009. This year, visitors through this point have increased by 45% YoY.
- Provides ferry services to Hong Kong and Shenzhen
Macau Light Rail Transit (LRT)
- Expected completion at end of 2014
- Will connect Macau, Taipa and Cotai.
- Capacity will be up to 8,000 passengers per hour in either direction
- Will operate 19 hours every day with an average speed of 33km/h
- First phase: spans 20 kilometers, comprising 23 stations
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge
- A total span of nearly 50km, with a distance over water of 29.6 kilometers
- A 6.7 km tunnel will be built between 2 artificial islands
- Will reduce the estimated driving time from Hong Kong to Macau to 15-20 minutes from the current 4.5 hours of travel time
- The estimated to cost USD940 million will be shared by Guangdong central government, Hong Kong government and Macau government
- Toll of RMB100-150 each way
- The Zhuhai government chose Nanping, a town near Hengqin Island, as the landing point for the bridge after examining concerns about the rise in traffic in the Gongbei area, which was initially chosen as the landing point in 2005.
MAINLAND CHINA PROJECTS
Guangzhou-Zhuhai Super Highway
- Phase II (from Shunde to Zhongshan) and Phase III (from Zhongshan to Zhuhai)
- Phase I (Guangzhou to Shunde) was completed in April 2004
- Travel time will be 50 minutes on the highway when all phases are completed
4 Longitude and 4 Latitude High Speed Railway
- 16,000 kilometers long connecting 9 cities in 6 provinces
- Longitude lines:
- Beijing-Harbin (Dalian) High-speed Railway
- Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway
- Beijing-Guangzhou (Hong Kong, Shenzhen)
- Latitude lines:
- Taiyuan to Qingdao/Lanzhou to Xuzhou/Chengdu to Shanghai Kunming to Shanghai
- Speed will exceed 200 km/h and can go up to 350km/h
- Reduce Beijing-Guangzhou and Guangzhou-HK train travel times to 7 hours and 48 minutes, respectively from 20 hours and 2 hours, respectively.
- Longitude lines: