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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 11:00

World’s longest sea bridge opens in China

World’s longest sea bridge opens in China

The world’s longest sea bridge, connecting Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese mainland has been officially opened, in a ceremony in Zhuhai attended by Chinese president Xi Jinping and Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to The Guardian.

The bridge will open to traffic on Wednesday. As well as being the longest bridge of its type, stretching 55km, the $20bn Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is also one of the world’s most unusual roadways, with cameras to detect yawning, drivers forced to wear heart monitors.

The bridge is part of a campaign to connect Hong Kong and Macau to 11 Chinese cities to form a high-tech region to rival Silicon Valley, the Greater Bay Area. It is also the second major infrastructure project tying Hong Kong to mainland China to launch in a matter of weeks after the opening of a high-speed rail link last month.

More details: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/23/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-worlds-longest-sea-bridge

Person in charge of the newsline: Olga Nagiyeva 

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