Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge sees record-breaking traffic -Xinhua

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge sees record-breaking traffic

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-04-07 16:55:00

This photo taken on April 6, 2024 shows cars on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge in south China. (Photo by Wang Xiangguo/Xinhua)

GUANGZHOU, April 7 (Xinhua) -- The Zhuhai port of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge handled 19,570 vehicles on Saturday, achieving a new peak in daily vehicle traffic for the third time in seven days, official data showed.

From March 28 to April 6, over 1 million passengers and 170,000 vehicles, both inbound and outbound, passed through the port, as reported by the Zhuhai border inspection station of the bridge, the world's longest bridge-and-tunnel sea crossing.

During the period, the total number of Hong Kong and Macao tourists exceeded 740,000, and Hong Kong and Macao vehicles accounted for nearly 110,000, according to the inspection station.

Families from Hong Kong and Macao have become the main force, accounting for about 68 percent of the total passenger flow, an increase of 25 percentage points over the same period last year, the inspection station said.

The 55-km bridge links China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), the city of Zhuhai in Guangdong Province, and Macao SAR. It has brought tremendous economic opportunities and benefits to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.