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Government to explain to deputies LTR new routes

The government will update the Legislative Assembly on construction of the city’s light rapid transit system on Taipa, and announce the new route across the Macau peninsula by the middle of next month, said Ho Ion Sang president of the Assembly. “It’s the government that requested to explain to us the progress of the LRT […]

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:51 am

The government will update the Legislative Assembly on construction of the city’s light rapid transit system on Taipa, and announce the new route across the Macau peninsula by the middle of next month, said Ho Ion Sang president of the Assembly.

“It’s the government that requested to explain to us the progress of the LRT construction in Taipa, as well as what they are planning to do with the transit route on the southern section of Macau peninsula,” said Ho Ion Sang, president of the special committee on land and public concession affairs and also president of the Assembly.

The special committee is responsible for following up on major issues related to public concessions and infrastructure.

It can be invoked by either legislative assembly members or the government.

Transportation Infrastructure Office director Lei Chan Tong said in January the government had hoped to wrap up the Taipa section of the city’s light rail network between the end of next year and 2016.

If it is complete in 2016, the railway would be “six-to-eight months” behind the government’s initial schedule, he said.

Lei has not revealed the size of the budget overruns.

The government is also yet to announce the network’s route through the southern part of the Macau peninsula.

After opposition from residents, the route was shifted from the heart of the area and instead will run along the waterfront said today the Macau Business Daily.(macaunews)

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:51 am

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