04 August, 2008

Pearl River Delta. Connectivity Network

In 1982 the rapid growth and demand of cross-border traffic prompted an agreement between the Hong Kong Government and the Shenzhen authorities. This agreement suggested an improvement of connections by opening up new road links.

This linkage forecasts the passenger and freight traffic flow between Hong Kong and Pearl River West which in 2020 will reach 180- 240 million passengers and freight traffic 169-220 million tones.

As a result, a bridge linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau will provide significant macro socio-economic benefits for the Greater Pearl River Delta Region including Hong Kong. The Lingding Yang Ocean Bridge is a proposed 63-kilometer elevated roadway, spanning the delta’s mouth and connecting Zhuhai with Hong Kong.

Drawing: Jorge Ayala

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