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The government has quashed rumours of the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal’s closure

Construction of a new overpass may lead to some navigational challenges for ferry operators but the terminal will keep operating normally, officials say.

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UPDATED: 06 Feb 2024, 9:14 am

The Marine and Water Bureau (known by its Portuguese initials DSAMA) has quashed rumours that the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal will close due to lengthy construction work set to kick off in the second quarter of 2024, the Macau Daily Times reports.

The construction involves an overpass being built to connect Zones A and B of the new urban reclamation, near the Macau Science Center. The completed overpass is set to be more than 1.5 kilometres in length, with 900 metres above the water and a maximum clearance height of 130 metres.

Construction is expected to take place over roughly three years.

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Responding to an inquiry from the Times, DSMA said that the terminal “will continue to operate normally” throughout the construction period – though it acknowledged there would be some temporary restrictions on navigation in the area.

These would be announced “in due course and in coordination with the construction works,” DSMA said.

The Jetfoil Conservation Concern Group had expressed concerns that the new overpass – as well as the fourth Macao-Taipa bridge – would severely curtail ferry operations between Macao and Hong Kong, the Times reports.

UPDATED: 06 Feb 2024, 9:14 am

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