Urban Planning and Design
Research Centre: Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning
Active Dates: 10 January 2016 - 30 June 2016
Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and Cross-border Cooperation between Hong Kong and Zhuhai
Principal Investigator – Dr. Chan, Roger Chun Kwong
Senior Research Assistant – Dr. Zhuojun Liu
Research Assistant – Miss Connie Chan
Project Funded by:
Zhuhai Housing & Urban-Rural Planning Bureau (珠海市住房和城鄉規劃建設局)
The recent “One Belt, One Road” economic (“The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st century Maritime Silk Road”) strategy exemplifies China’s goal to act a significant player in the world economy. The Pearl River Delta (PRD) region, being a major metropolitan area in the country, will surely have a part to play in this. The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge (HZM Bridge) provides new impetus in the region’s bid to become the hub of “The 21st century Maritime Silk Road” through improving intra-regional transportation and in turn enhancing Hong Kong’s connectivity to the western PRD region. Although Zhuhai has in the past been the leading city in the western part of the PRD, it does not currently appear to have in place plans and strategies to cope with impacts and challenges brought about by the HZM Bridge. Based upon desktop research and interviews with different stakeholders, this study identifies the challenges to the cooperation between Zhuhai and Hong Kong and makes policy suggestions from Hong Kong’s perspective as well as development strategies for both Hong Kong and Zhuhai.
Anticipated Outcomes and Outputs:
1 final report, journal articles.
Objectives of Study:
To investigate the impact of the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge (HZM Bridge) on the inter-governmental cooperation between Hong Kong and Zhuhai
To investigate the impact of the HZM Bridge on the logistics industry of Hong Kong and the Greater Pearl River Delta
To investigate the impact of the HZM Bridge on the Hong Kong real estate developers and their investment strategy and decision in Zhuhai
To investigate the impact of the HZM Bridge on the innovation and technology industry of Hong Kong and the Greater Pearl River Delta
Archival research including statistical data analysis, review of published studies will carried out to inform the research framework. Fieldwork will be conducted in Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai. Visits will be made to relevant government agencies and organizations in Zhuhai, Hong Kong and Macao (such as public utilities companies, enterprises, research institutes), and meetings will be held with their representatives. There will also be interviews of scholars in the related fields. The focus of these meetings and interviews are to gauge the organizations’ and interviewees’ views on the prospects and potential impacts of the HZM Bridge.