Hong Kong legislature passes HK$1.5 billion for mega-bridge a day after gov’t denies compensation to Covid lockdown residents

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A committee in Hong Kong’s legislature with no effective opposition passed a HK$1.5 billion bill to fund the city’s mega bridge on Wednesday. The Legislative Council’s Public Works Committee passed the additional funding support for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge after around an hour of debate. The bridge, which officially opened to traffic in 2018, went over budget and faces insufficient traffic flow. The cost of the main bridge will be increased to around HK$10.5 billion following the approval of the funding, and the total amount paid will come to around HK$66 billion. Secretary for Trans…

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