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Friday, November 27, 2020, 23:00
Cheung: HK boosts role as global aviation hub
By Wang Zhan
Friday, November 27, 2020, 23:00 By Wang Zhan

HONG KONG - Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung on Friday said the city’s status as a global aviation hub would be enhanced by allowing the Airport Authority to invest in the Zhuhai Airport.

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Speaking on a radio program about the Chief Executive’s 2020 Policy Address in the morning, Cheung said Hong Kong stands to benefit from the proposed equity injection and enjoy greater synergy following the integration of Hong Kong International Airport's global network and Zhuhai Airport’s domestic network.

On the Lantau Tomorrow Vision project which could provide the greatest amount of land among the many land supply options,  Matthew Cheung said it is a vital infrastructure project for the city

“Hong Kong in future will continue to be an international aviation hub. We've got, at the moment, direct flights to 220 destinations all over the world,” he said. 

“Hong Kong, therefore, serves as the international link, and Zhuhai in future will basically be an internal domestic flight hub,” he said.

Passengers from various parts of the Chinese mainland can fly to Zhuhai, from where they travel via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge to the Chek Lap Kok airport in Hong Kong to fly to other parts of the world, Cheung said.  

On the Lantau Tomorrow Vision project which could provide the greatest amount of land among the many land supply options, Cheung said it is a vital infrastructure project for the city.

“We’re talking about creating a third central business district. It is also located strategically, linking with the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge,” Cheung said.

It would be a gateway to and out of the Chinese mainland, in particular Guangdong, and will provide jobs and housing, Cheung said.

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