The Dawan District Outline was announced last week, which clearly indicated that in order to support Shenzhen Qianhai Construction as a new international city center, a port will be established in the local area. Although the outline does not specify the connection method, it is understood that Shenzhen proposes to construct another cross-boundary railway to link the Qianhai to the flood bridge in the northwest New Territories of Hong Kong. This concept was proposed to the Government by the former Director of Planning, Mr Ling Ka-shing. The concept coincides with the idea that the Housing Authority has proposed a study on a cross-border fast track connecting Hong Kong and Qianhai in the first four years. The Chief Liaison Officer of the Hong Kong Affairs of the Qianhai Administration said that it is necessary to establish a port in Qianhai to facilitate the exchange of Hong Kong people.
According to the “Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao Dawan District Development Plan” announced last Monday, Shenzhen Qianhai will become a Shenzhen-Hong Kong modern service industry cooperation zone. In addition to providing space for Hong Kong people to start businesses, future international financial institutions and banks can be established and operated. Branches, there is a significant increase in traffic demand from Hong Kong and overseas to the area. The outline also proposes to support the establishment of ports in Qianhai and to study and strengthen the efficient interconnection with Hong Kong infrastructure, but there is no description of the mode of transportation. It is understood that the Shenzhen side has proposed the construction of another cross-boundary railway linking the Qianhai and Hung Shui Bridges. Apart from the Hong Kong Airport Centre, it can also be connected to the Chek Lap Kok Airport and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge through the Hong Kong Transport Network. The west is connected in a circle on the traffic.
Ling Jiaqin, the former Director of the Social Innovation Design Institute of the PolyU, who has served as the Director of Planning, has recently submitted a submission to the Hong Kong Government to urge the Administration to upgrade the development of the Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area to the “New Territories North Core Business District” (CBDN). At the same time, he also pointed out that in the future, the MTR station, which was added in the center of Hung Shui Bridge, has already reserved enough space for the railway station in front of the square in front of the station. It is proposed to build a transfer railway station and encourage joint research in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The cross-border railway connects the flood bridge to the foreshore across the water.
Ling Jiaqin said in an enquiry to this newspaper that after making recommendations earlier, he has shared his views in some forums. I believe that Hong Kong and the mainland authorities have clearly understood their own concepts. He pointed out that the development of Hong Kong’s new towns in the northern part of the New Territories will bring about a large increase in the population. The application of Hong Kong will enable the employment opportunities to grow simultaneously in the northern part of the New Territories. The core area, establishing direct traffic links with Qianhai and new transit ports will inevitably contribute to the future development of the northern part of the New Territories.
He stressed that the use of railways to link the Qianhai and Hung Shui Bridges does not necessarily increase the load on the existing West Rail Line. As the Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area can provide a large number of employment opportunities in the future, it will improve the balance of occupation and housing in Hong Kong and reduce The need for citizens to go to work in the city.
When the former Chief Executive, Mr Tsang Yam, proposed the ten major infrastructure projects in the 2007 Policy Address, he also proposed the construction of the “Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Rapid Track”. Its main line will connect the airports of Hong Kong and Shenzhen, and there will also be feeder lines connecting the flood bridges. And set up a station in Qianhai. However, the Government has carefully considered in the past year that the cost of the project is expected to be as high as $110 billion. The overall financial viability will not be promoted for the time being. However, the Bureau also pointed out that it noted the opportunities that the large-scale development of Qianhai may bring. Therefore, it will closely monitor any significant growth in cross-border transportation demand in the future. It will also study the feasibility of constructing a cross-border fast track connecting Hong Kong and Qianhai. Sex, as well as its economic and social benefits, leave the infrastructure for connecting the two places.
Hong Weimin, chief liaison officer for the Hong Kong Affairs of the Qianhai Administration, said that he had set up a port in Qianhai that could lead to the Hong Kong port. It has been proposed many years ago that “there is a port between Macau and Hengqin. Why is there not between Hong Kong and Qianhai? He believes that Qianhai’s future development advantages are unique, especially in terms of legal services. In the early years, it was estimated that Qianhai had a working population of up to 250,000 in the future, of which about 100,000 were from Hong Kong; After that, he was lowered, but he believed that the number of Hong Kong people coming and going between the two places would be quite large in the future.
He said that the people currently working in the Qianhai area usually need to transfer through the Shenzhen Bay Port, which is very inconvenient. Therefore, it is necessary to build additional infrastructure so that the residents of the two places can connect and exchange. He said with a smile: “As the current number of people is not enough, the full-day bus line cannot be opened. The two shuttle buses are only available at 8:45 am and 9:15 am. However, many start-ups have complained about them. Is there a morning shift?”