Hong Kong Gov’t to study bridge, train safety

Hong Kong Gov’t to study bridge, train safety

Secretary for Transport & Housing Frank Chan says the Government will look into two recent incidents that have aroused public concern about the safety of two cross-boundary projects.

Speaking to reporters today, he said the Government is following up on an incident in which some wheels of a parked high-speed train had shifted.

The train was stationed at the Shek Kong Stabling Sidings of the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.

Mr Chan said the MTR Corporation will investigate the matter and submit a report as soon as possible.

He also expressed concern over news reports that the seawall of an artificial island on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge has been displaced.

He said the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority has issued a statement explaining the design of the artificial island.

“Our colleagues are in very close communication with them to ascertain the design and to come up with a view so that we could help explain to the general public to assure that the bridge is safe,” Mr Chan said, adding the Government is committed to ensuring the safety of both projects before they start operation.

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