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Thursday, December 07, 2017, 23:40
Proposal sets HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge car toll at HK$177
By Willa Wu
Thursday, December 07, 2017, 23:40 By Willa Wu

HONG KONG - Private car owners may need to pay 150 yuan (HK$177) to travel on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, according to two proposed toll schemes the Transport Department announced on Wednesday.

The two schemes, proposed by the Guangdong Provincial Development and Reform Commission, also set tolls for container trucks at 115 yuan and goods vehicles at 60 yuan.

Tolls for cross-boundary coaches are priced differently in the two schemes, ranging from 200 yuan to 450 yuan per vehicle per trip.

The two schemes are scheduled to be heard on Dec 21 in Zhuhai. 

A Transport Department spokesman said the bridge is located within Chinese mainland waters, with the toll plaza being built in the mainland area. Therefore, toll levels should be approved according to the mainland’s laws and procedures after the hearing, in which three involved governments would submit views on the tolls. 

The bridge, the world’s longest bridge-tunnel complex, is 95-percent complete and expected to be finished by year’s end. 

No exact opening date for the bridge has been given. 

A key infrastructure project in the blueprint for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the bridge will shorten the four-hour drive from Hong Kong to Zhuhai to half an hour.

Zhu Yuxuan contributed to this story.

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