1.1   Purpose

The purpose of this Regular Marine Travel Routes Plan is to detail the planning, implementation and monitoring method to be taken by China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), and its subcontractors and suppliers during construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities – Vehicle Clearance Plazas and Ancillary Buildings and Facilities under Highways Department Contract number HY/2013/03 which is a part of the Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Macao Bridge during the construction activities that involve using the marine travel routes within Hong Kong.


The purpose of this plan is to minimize the chance of vessel collision and the disturbance to the Chinese White Dolphins. The preparation and implementation of this Regular Marine Travel Routes Plan is a mandatory requirement under Condition 2.8 of the Environmental Permit No. EP-353/2009/K.


1.2   Scope of the Plan

This Regular Marine Travel Routes Plan applies to the activities of the CHEC during the construction of Contract HY/2013/03.


1.3   Description of Works

The works to be executed under the Contract comprise the following major items of Works:-


·             Cargo clearance facilities including kiosks for clearance of good vehicles, customs inspection platforms, X-ray building, etc.;


·             Passenger related facilities including processing kiosks and examination facilities for private cars and coaches, annexure for examination of accompanying passengers of private cars, etc.;


·             Accommodation/offices for the facilities (like fire station, police station, buildings for ImmD, C&ED, AFCD, FHED, DofH etc.) of the Government departments providing services in connection with the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF).


·             Provision of transport and miscellaneous facilities inside the HKBCF including public transport interchange (PTI), transport drop-off and pick-up areas, vehicle holding areas, passenger queuing areas, road networks, footbridges, fencing, sewerage and drainage systems, sewage treatment plant and treated effluent disposal facilities, water supply system, building services works, electronic system, and traffic control and information system including traffic control and surveillance system (TCSS), etc.;


·             Provision of roads connecting the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities (HKBCF) to the Hong Kong Link Road (HKLR), the Tuen Mun – Chek Lap Kok Link (TM-CLKL) and the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), except the part of road works in HKIA entrusted to the HKLR project;


·             Reprovisioning of the affected HKIA’s facilities, except those affected by the Automated People Mover (APM) system such as the existing east rescue berth;


The works mainly include the construction of vehicle clearance plazas, ancillary buildings and facilities, vehicular bridges, at-grade roads, drainage, sewerage, water supplies, landscape, utilities and electrical and mechanical works, etc. for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities.


The main scope of works under the Contract does not include marine construction or vessel operation related to construction works.