Transportation in Macau

Coxswain missing after speedboat collides with jetfoil

Hong Kong and mainland authorities are searching for a coxswain who was thrown into the sea from a speedboat in a collision with a Macau-bound jetfoil off Lantau yesterday.

Wednesday, 9 May, 2012, 12:00am


Rich-poor gap a serious social issue

I refer to the report, 'Dangerous flats here to stay' (December 2).

There are many subdivided apartments in Hong Kong, and they have been the subject of a great deal of debate following the fatal fire in Mong Kok in November.

16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Work starts on delta bridge after legal delay

Construction has finally begun on the giant Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge after a legal challenge to its environmental assessment report delayed it by a year.

That delay meant extra manpower and equipment would be needed to meet the 2016 deadline for the mammoth project, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen reiterated at a launch ceremony yesterday.

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

When figures can be just smoke and nonsense

The government said the delay might have pushed up costs by HK$6.5 billion.

SCMP, November 19

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Bridge ruling could mean new delay for rail link

The transport chief expressed fears that a HK$60 billion rail project due to start next year could face delays and cost increases as a result of a legal dispute over the environmental impact of the planned bridge across the Pearl River estuary.

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

Public the big loser in wrangle over bridge

The judicial review of the government's environmental impact assessment for the planned Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is an interesting case. A closer examination will reveal the total farce now existing in our city and the emergence of a new monster.

29 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Business first

Eva Cheng probably doesn't even realise it, but our transport and housing secretary has given us a valuable peek into how this government sees its priorities. When a court ruled against the government last week on a crucial environmental issue, it said the government had done too little to determine how much the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge would worsen our air quality.

25 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Cross-border driving plan on a long, winding road

A much-awaited scheme to make cross-border driving possible for anyone with a driving licence has gone pretty much nowhere.

Call it an intra-governmental gridlock.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Macau visitors can travel in style

Getting to Macau from Hong Kong by ferry or helicopter is rarely a problem as long as a ticket is booked and the weather is good.

But Macau tourism chiefs see transport connections as a stumbling block in attracting visitors and want to see ferry operators enhance their services.

29 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Surprises to greet visitors

From the glitzy shows at the City of Dreams and Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel to swish nightclubs and eateries, Macau is nurturing its own style. Balancing the glamour of the Cotai Strip is the appeal of old Macau, the centre of which is preserved as a Unesco World Heritage Site, and concerts and festivals. There's something for everyone - that's Macau's style.

22 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

US$1b light railway up and running in Macau by 2014

The Macau government will spend US$1 billion to build a light railway by 2014 and continue expansion thereafter, according to Michael Lam Soi-hoi, a transport infrastructure consultant with the city's government.

17 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Macau bridge too weak for railway

Macau's showcase 7.5 billion pataca light rail project is in trouble again - this time due to a corruption-tainted bridge that may not be able to bear its weight. The problem could lead to further delays and budget overruns.

13 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Dealing with demand

Tourists are arriving in Macau via land, sea and air thanks to rapid infrastructure developments that helped the city host 22.9 million visitors last year. In comparison, the city had 7.4 million tourists in 1999.

12 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Engineers, businessmen hail rail link

International engineers and businessmen yesterday hailed the significance of a high-speed rail link in Hong Kong, ahead of a symposium on the subject.

Terry Hill, head of global transport at engineering giant Arup - and a guest speaker at today's symposium - said Hong Kong could not afford to be cut off from the national high-speed rail network.

9 Oct 2009 - 12:00am


Concerns have been factored into bridge

I refer to the letters by E. E. J. Bunker ('A bridge too fast', May 8) and by Janet Walker, of Dolphinwatch ('Location of border crossing will benefit engineers, not dolphins', May 12), concerning the projects associated with the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge.

25 May 2009 - 12:00am