Chief Executive (CE) Fernando Chui Sai On arrived in Beijing Sunday to discuss with the central government the construction of a 24-hour cross-border pedestrian bridge between the northern tip of the Macau Peninsula and the Gongbei district in Zhuhai.
The plan to build a 450-metre long cross-border pedestrian bridge was first announced by the government in late May.
The construction would also include a building for immigration and customsfacilities which would be located near the future light rapid transit railway (LRT) station.
The government has pledged to clean up the heavily-polluted 2.3 kilometre long Duck Channel as part of theproject.
The government expects cross-border pedestrian bridge to serve up to 250,000 person-time per day and has said it will foot the entire bill for building the bridge.
The cross-border project requires the central government’s formal approval to get off the ground.
Upon departure Chui told reporters that his trip to the capital would involve meeting officials from the Ministry of Commerce, General Administration of Customs, Ministry of Public Security and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).
“We plan to discuss with Ministry of Commerce officials the work on increasing the supply and controlling the prices of daily goods,” Chui was quoted by The Macau Post Daily as saying.
Chui is slated to return to Macau Tuesday.(macaunews)