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The Gallery | 14m diameter tunnel boring machine starts work in Hong Kong

A 14-metre diameter tunnel boring machine has arrived on site in Hong Kong as part of the construction of a new transport link.

Atkins is designing the road between Hong Kong’s northeast New Territories and Shenzhen East on mainland China. It includes the 4.8km dual two-lane Lung Shan Tunnel. The contractor is Dragages.

Atkins project director Eric Chui said: “Once completed, the link will shorten the travelling time between Hong Kong and eastern Guangdong province, southern Fujian and Jiangxi province, which will aid future cooperation and development. Passenger and cargo flow across the boundary will become smoother and more efficient. The new border crossing facility will play a strategic role in sustaining the long-term economic growth of Hong Kong,”

The project is due for completion in 2018.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Great Photo of a mega project. regrettably the photo swapper doesn't work in many [older] browsers.

    How about some TESTING first ????

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