The first phase of Macao's light railway construction scheme has
been clinched, according to an official statement issued
The statement released by the government of the Macao Special
Administrative Region said the light railway program is expected to
start the public bidding in 2008 and to complete construction in
The first phase of the construction plan features a 20-km route
linking the Macao Peninsula and the two islands of Taipa and
Coloane, said the statement.
It added that the railway is to handle 8,000 passengers per
Macao has a population of 528,000.
(Xinhua News Agency October 15, 2007)