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Background informationProject Created: March 7, 2011

Project Name: Hong Kong Zhuhai Macao Bridge
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Sector: Transportation
Subsector: Bridge, Tunnel
Status: Design / Construction
Type: New Facility
Description: The project involves the design and construction of Hong Kong- Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB), Hong Kong boundary crossing facilities, and Hong Kong Link Road. The HKZMB’s main bridge will extend 29.6km, crossing from east to west of the Pearl River. Forming a bridge-cum-tunnel structure, the bridge will comprise a double three-track carriageway. It will land on two artificial islands created on the east and west of the Hong Kong special administrative region. The project will also consist of a series of tunnels. a 6.7 km long underwater tunnel will link the two artificial islands created for the landing of the bridge.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Build Operate Transfer
Is the project still active: Yes

Project Locations

Address: Tung Chu
City: Hong Kong
Country: China, People's Republic of

Address: Ponte da Amizade, Nossa Senhora Fatima
City: Macau
Country: China, People's Republic of

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

Checkbox Checked Land: The proposed detailed design and construction for the bridge did not require any new land acquisition within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) boundary.
Checkbox Checked Environmental Clearance: Pursuant to mainland laws, an environmental assessment for the HZMB project has been carried out. Environmental issues include air quality, water quality, noise, ecological impacts and visual impact along the alignment of the bridge.

Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

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From Public (Government) Sources to Producers: The public sponsors for the project are the three governments of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the Guangdong Province, the Central People's Government (CPG), and the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR).

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Direct Cash Support: The Mainland, HKSAR, and Macao SAR will contribute $1.068B (USD), $1.030B (USD), and $302M (USD) to the main bridge project respectively. This accounts for roughly 42% of the total project cost.

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Credit Enhancements: The remaining 58% of the project costs will be financed through bank loans obtained from the People's Bank of China. The loan period will be 35 years with repayment commencing upon commissioning of the bridge expected in 2015/2016.

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for initial design, and separately contracts for initial construction. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Construction Manager At Risk Variants: Public Sponsor contracts with Construction Contractor after Design is Complete.

Procurement Approach

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Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

Project Component
Initial Design and Construction

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: March 7, 2011
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
$1-5 Billion US
$2-10 Billion US


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