Strategic and Economic Development
new BCP will connect with the 'Eastern Corridor' in SZ, an expressway
which links up the eastern part of Guangdong (GD) (including
Shantou, Shanwei, Chaozhou, Jieyang etc.) and adjacent Provinces
like Fujian and Jiangxi, via the Shenzhen-Huizhou and Shenzhen-Shantou
Expressways. It will significantly reduce traveling time between
HK and SZ and GD East, facilitate future development in these
areas and extend the economic hinterland of HK and SZ. Strengthening
the linkage with SZ and GD East is of strategic importance in
terms of regional integration and co-operation.
Future Cross-boundary Transport Service Demands
traffic is anticipated to have continuous growth in line with
our closer ties with the Mainland, in particular, with being
GD East identified as one of the receiving areas for the relocation
of traditional manufacturing industries.
to the existing BCPs (Man Kam To (MKT) and Sha Tau Kok) in
the New Territories East (NTE) is constrained by their physical
locations and capacity of the connecting roads. The new BCP
will help re-distribute cross-boundary traffic in NTE and
alleviate the frequent congestion at MKT BCP, resulting in
enhancement of the overall operational efficiency, handling
capacity and quality of service for BCPs in NTE.
Cross-boundary Traffic Distribution
diverting cross-boundary traffic currently concentrated on the
western part of HK, the new BCP would enable a more balanced
distribution of cross-boundary connection with the Mainland
network. This would help achieving our long-term target of commuting
to major cities in GD within a half-day and other major cities
adjoining GD within one day.
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Future Development in New Territories East
new connecting road linking up the new BCP with Tolo Highway
via Fanling Highway will improve and enhance the overall transport
network in NTE and provide a convenient access to the proposed
Ping Che/Ta Kwu Ling New Development Area.