148. Spanning Lingdingyang, the HZMB will be the longest
bridge-cum-tunnel sea crossing in the world. It will provide a
direct land link between Hong Kong and the west coast of the
Pearl River Delta, and bring significant impact on the
development of the logistics, commerce, trade, tourism and other
industries. We are pressing ahead with the works of the Hong
Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities and the Hong Kong Link
Road which will connect with the HZMB, as well as the
discussion with the Mainland and Macao authorities on various
cross-boundary transport arrangements, so as to dovetail with
the commissioning of the whole bridge.
149. Other large-scale road projects, such as the Tuen Mun-
Chek Lap Kok Link, the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island
Eastern Corridor Link, the Tseung Kwan O-Lam Tin Tunnel, the
widening of Fanling Highway and the Hiram’s Highway
improvement works, are being taken forward at full speed.