Shenzhen and Hong Kong to open sixth border crossing

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The sixth border checkpoint between Hong Kong and Shenzhen has been given the go ahead according to Shenzhen party secretary Li Hongzhong.

Talking one the sidelines of the Chinese Communist Party’s 17th National Congress in Beijing, Li said that both sides had reached an agreement to build the checkpoint, which connect Heung Wai in Hong Kong’s northeastern New Territories with Shenzhen’s Liantang.

“There are already five checkpoints between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. But they are not enough due to the two sides’ close relations,” Li said.

The project has faced difficulties including roads in the proposed location that are too narrow due to a high population density.

“The two sides are discussing this issue,” Li said. “However, the construction of Liantang checkpoint would definitely go ahead.”

The new checkpoint with economic integration between Hong Kong and greater Guangdong province, connecting the New Territories to the Shenzhen-Shantou and Shenzhen-Huizhou superhighways which will provide speedier access to eastern Guangdong.