Guangdong Development and Reform Commission to hold toll levels hearing for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Main Bridge


Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      The Transport Department (TD) today (December 6), upon the request of the Guangdong Development and Reform Commission (GDDRC), helped in disseminating the following information:

     In accordance with the relevant requirements ofthe Price Law of the People's Republic of China, Order No. 2 of the Measures for Hearing on Government-fixed Prices (2008 Revision), etc, the GDDRC has issued a notice on the arrangements for a hearing on the toll levels for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) Main Bridge. The hearing will be held from 9.30am to noon on December 21 in Zhuhai.

     The Guangdong authority on price fixing has drawn up two sets of proposals as follows for the hearing on the toll levels for the HZMB Main Bridge:
 
Proposal 1 for hearing
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Private cars, hire cars: RMB150 per vehicle per trip
Shuttle buses, cross-boundary coaches: RMB450 per vehicle per trip
Container trucks: RMB115 per vehicle per trip
Goods vehicles: RMB60 per vehicle per trip
 
Proposal 2 for hearing
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Private cars, hire cars: RMB150 per vehicle per trip
Shuttle buses: RMB450 per vehicle per trip
Cross-boundary coaches: RMB200 per vehicle per trip
Container trucks: RMB115 per vehicle per trip
Goods vehicles: RMB60 per vehicle per trip
 
     For details of the hearing, please refer to the GDDRC's website (Chinese only): http://www.gddrc.gov.cn/zwgk/ywtz/201712/t20171206_450707.shtml" target="_blank">www.gddrc.gov.cn/zwgk/ywtz/201712/t20171206_450707.shtml
      
     A spokesman for the TD said that the HZMB Main Bridge is located within Mainland waters and the toll plaza is also situated in the Mainland.

According to the territoriality principle (i.e. handling all issues in accordance with the respective local laws) and the Inter-Governmental Agreement signed by the Three Governments in Respect of the Construction, Operation, Maintenance and Management of HZMB, the HZMB Authority, which is responsible for the operation of the Main Bridge, will collect tolls from vehicles using the HZMB Main Bridge in accordance with the laws of the Mainland. The toll levels should be approved according to the Mainland's laws and procedures after the three governments have completed the relevant discussion.

It is the requirement of the Mainland's laws and part of the approval procedure for the GDDRC to hold the toll levels hearing for the HZMB Main Bridge.



Published on: 2017-12-06

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