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No cheap rides anymore S


Ferry prices go up by 11 percent


tarting this month, four ferry operators have increased prices


by an average of 11 percent on routes to Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The four operators are Hong Kong Macao Hydrofoil Company, Far East Hy- drofoil, Shun Tak-China Travel Ship Management and New World First Ferry (Macau). Macau identity card holders


will enjoy a MOP15 discount on economy seats on the routes to Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, the most frequently used ones according to the government. Currently, Macau identity card holders enjoy a MOP10 discount on those routes.


In late March, the four ferry


operators had requested fare adjust- ments, proposing increases of between 10 and 25 percent. Fares for ferries have remained unchanged for the past


Govt to manage Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal


The government is set to regain control of the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal after the current concession contract with Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau (STDM) expires on December 20. The news was announced last month by the director of the Maritime Administration, Susana Wong Soi Man. The government “has decided to not renew the concession contract after it expires,” she said. Ms Wong added the government is planning to implement changes in the retail and advertisement areas of the terminal once it regains control of the infrastructure.


Delta Bridge’s artificial island to be ready in 2012


The arti cial island for the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge should be ready by the end of next year, according to the Infrastructure Development Of ce. Currently, 50 percent of the land reclamation works have already been done. The island, of more than 200 hectares, is estimated to cost RMB2.3 billion (MOP2.86 billion), with Macau paying around one third. The reclamation works, under the coordination of the Zhuhai government, started in December 2009. The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge is scheduled to open in 2016.


seven years. Ferry operators mentioned rising


fuel prices and increasing operational costs as being the reasons for the requested increases.


Created consultative logistics council


The government has announced the creation of a consultative Logistics Development Council to help it draft new policies and strategies to develop this sector. The commission will be headed by the secretary for transport and public works and will include representatives from several government bureaus, as well as up to 22 representatives from the logistics sector and related areas.


JULY 2011


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