Applications are now open for keepers of Macao-registered private vehicles to seek the right to have them driven on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao (HKZM) Bridge.
Eligible individuals and companies may make an application to the Transport Bureau no later than 5pm on 26 June 2018, according to the Macao SAR Gazette published today.
Under a regular quota initiative, there are 600 permits available for keepers of Macao-registered private vehicles. Each permit is valid for one year and offers unlimited access – during the permit period – to use the road link on the Bridge, a structure that spans the Pearl River Delta, in order to travel to Hong Kong and back.
Of the 600 permits, 300 are being offered via application from individual keepers of vehicles; and 300 to respective companies that have registered a vehicle.
Individual applicants must be holders of Macao permanent identification and have a valid Macao driving licence for light vehicles. Other conditions for individual applicants are that they must be either an employee with remunerated work in Hong Kong or have established a registered company in Hong Kong. Company-based applications must be from a company registered in Macao and holding a more than 50-percent of share in a subsidiary company in Hong Kong.
Not more than two designated drivers are allowed under the individual quota regime, and the named applicant himself or herself must be one of the designated drivers. For the company portion of the quota system, firms can nominate a maximum of three staff members as designated drivers.
The Transport Bureau will hold a draw on 29 June to decide the recipients of the permits.
For application details, please visit the Transport Bureau website: www.dsat.gov.mo.