Heung Yuen Wai Control Point

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Heung Yuen Wai Control Point under construction in March 2019

Heung Yuen Wai Control Point (Chinese: 香園圍管制站) (called Liantang Checkpoint (Chinese: 莲塘口岸) in Shenzhen) is a land border control point at the border at Heung Yuen Wai in Hong Kong reported scheduled to open by the end of 2019. Its counterpart is Liantang Control Point in Shenzhen, mainland China.

Objective[edit]

According to the government the border control point (BCP) is needed to relieve the heavily used points (like Lo Wu Control Point) in the western border area, and is to be built between Lo Wu Control Point and Sha Tau Kok Control Point.[1][2] The plan calls for a joint terminal hall that will be built over the Sham Chun River.

Opening[edit]

Opening was reported in at least one outlet in May 2019 as scheduled for September 2019.[3] Other reports say by the end of 2019.[4]

Closed Area[edit]

Like all other immigration control points located along the land border of Hong Kong, Heung Yuen Wai Control Point will lie within the Closed Area. Vehicles other than taxis require a Closed Road Permit to enter.[5]

Transport[edit]

A new dual-carriageway access highway, Heung Yuen Wai Highway, was built to link the control point from Fanling Highway,[6] connecting with the Eastern Corridor roadway on the mainland side.[citation needed] The highway comprises viaducts and two tunnels (Cheung Shan Tunnel and Lung Shan Tunnel[6]); the main viaduct was completed on 14 March 2018.[7] The road was expected to open by the end of 2018,[6] but its opening was delayed until 26 May 2019.[8][9]

Liantang Control Point in Shenzhen will be accessible by an extention of Shenzhen metro line 2.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pland.gov.hk/pland_en/p_study/comp_s/LTHYW/en/e_main.htm
  2. ^ http://www.pland.gov.hk/pland_en/p_study/comp_s/LTHYW/en/e_main.htm
  3. ^ "Liantang Port ready to open in September" China.org.cn, 31 May 2019
  4. ^ "LCQ3: The boundary control point at Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai" gov.hk 30 January 2019
  5. ^ More Links, More Convenience
  6. ^ a b c Hui, Sophie (17 July 2017). "Border crossing likely to be ready by end-2018". The Standard. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Connection of viaduct completes under Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point project (with photos)". www.info.gov.hk. Government of Hong Kong. 14 March 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  8. ^ Yau, Cannix. "What's behind delay at Hong Kong's new HK$34 billion border crossing?". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Heung Yuen Wai Highway opens to traffic - RTHK". news.rthk.hk. RTHK. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  10. ^ http://english.sz.gov.cn/news/latest/201908/t20190813_18150866.htm
  11. ^ http://www.szdaily.com/content/2019-08/13/content_22381053.htm

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Coordinates: 22°33′15.43″N 114°9′8.72″E / 22.5542861°N 114.1524222°E / 22.5542861; 114.1524222