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Macao | Cross-border driving license for HZMB to be decided by lot – Transport office

ByElla E. Kidwell

May 24, 2018

Macau (MNA) – Owners of private cars driving from Macau to Hong Kong will be able to apply for a permit to cross the bridge by lot, the Transportation Bureau (DSAT) said at a press conference on Thursday.

Additional details on how to apply for the license have yet to be confirmed.

For passenger cars, 600 Macau-registered vehicles are allowed to cross to Hong Kong, while the number of Hong Kong-registered cars allowed to cross to Macau is capped at 300.

The quota of government-registered vehicles for both sides is capped at 50.

Intercity shuttle routes connecting Guangdong and Hong Kong and Hong Kong and Macao were also announced today. The planned number of trips to be made on the shuttle lines is set at more than 200 per day.

Additionally, DSAT claimed that two bus lines would serve local commuters between the man-made super bridge island and Macau and the island and Taipa, named 101X and 102X.

Lam Hin San, the director of DSAT, could not confirm the pricing policy when questioned by the media.

The vehicle quotas have been confirmed as follows: 34 buses are allowed to cross to Hong Kong and 16 buses are allowed to cross to Macau respectively.

For taxis, the quota for both sides has been capped at 100 vehicles each.

The total number of parking spaces to be made available for light vehicles on the artificial island is 8,143, ie 3,000 in the east of the island and 5,143 in the west.

[Edited by Sheyla Zandonai]

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