A new passenger wharf, heliport and checkpoint will be built in Qianhai’s Mawan area, according to the 14th Five-Year Plan for Ports in China recently released by the General Administration of Customs.
Located at Qianhai Bay’s inner bay, the passenger wharf and heliport will have multiple sea and air passenger routes connecting Qianhai and other Greater Bay Area cities including Hong Kong and Macao. After the wharf and the heliport are put into service, the sea and air routes will be dynamically adjusted according to ridership.
Through building a three-dimensional transportation network combining land, sea and air, Qianhai will form a fast and direct transportation link with Hong Kong and Macao and further enhance its role as a core engine of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA).
In February 2019, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council issued the Outline Development Plan for the GBA, proposing the establishment of a checkpoint in Qianhai, strengthening efficient connection with Hong Kong’s infrastructure, accelerating the development of general aviation and steadily developing cross-border helicopter services.
The passenger wharf and heliport’s construction marks the outline development plan’s implementation and is an important measure for Qianhai to enhance its level of openness to Hong Kong and Macao.