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Hong Kong-Zhu8k8.hai-Macao Bridge receives over 10 mln vehicles

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This aerial photo taken on Dec 15, 2023 shows the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge in South China. [Photo/Xinhua]

GUANGZHOU - As of 4 pm Saturday, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge has seen over 10 million inbound and outbound vehicles pass through its Zhuhai port since it opened to public traffic in October 2018, according to the bridge's border inspection station.

The number of inbound and outbound vehicles passing through the Zhuhai port of the bridge, which is the world's longest bridge-tunnel sea crossing, surged from 860,000 in 2019 to 3.26 million in 2023.

So far this year, the number of inbound and outbound vehicles to pass through the Zhuhai port has exceeded 1.58 million.

The bridge has brought new forms of cross-border travel. Data shows that in 2023, more than 45,000 mainland tour groups traveled to and from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and the Macao SAR via the bridge. And residents of Hong Kong and Macao made almost 10 million visits to the mainland via the bridge, a record high.

The 55-km crossing links China's Hong Kong SAR, the city of Zhuhai in Guangdong Province, and the Macao SAR. It has brought tremendous economic opportunities and benefits to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

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