Zone A sand filling 78 pct complete

The city’s Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) revealed that the city’s new urban reclaimed land Zone A has reached about 78 per cent of its total sand fill, according to Chinese language newspaper Macao Daily yesterday.
In between the resumption of sand supply on December 9 last year to the end of 2016 the total amount of sand supplied amounted to some 600,000 cubic metres, GDI stated.
However, the reclamation works will still require about 4.5 million cubic metres of sand in order to be completed.
The MSAR Government signed a 90-day sand supply agreement with Guangdong Provincial Government on November 9 last year to ensure stable sand supply for Zone A.
The reclamation works have now been delayed for more than one year from the originally scheduled completion date of end-2015.
The sand supply was interrupted by the construction work on the immersed tunnels of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge taking place in early January 2016.
According to GDI, the Zone A project has been extended to 2017 and valued at MOP1.88 billion (US$235 million).
The new Zone A will occupy 138 hectares and be used for constructing 28,000 public housing units and 4,000 private units, according to the most recent plans announced.