Hongkong Post announced today (October 22) the release of a set of special stamps on the theme of "Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge", together with associated philatelic products, on October 30 (Tuesday).
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) links the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the east and both Guangdong Province (Zhuhai) and the Macao Special Administrative Region in the west. The HZMB project mainly consists of two parts: the Main Bridge situated in Mainland waters, and the link roads and boundary crossing facilities in the three places under the responsibility of the respective governments. With the commissioning of the HZMB, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is now served by an enhanced transport network. Hongkong Post is presenting a special set of four stamps and a stamp sheetlet to mark this important milestone.
The design of this four-stamp set highlights the Chinese and English names of the HZMB: the letter "H" (for Hong Kong) and the Chinese character for "Kong" on the $2 stamp, the letter "Z" (for Zhuhai) and the Chinese character for "Zhu" on the $3.70 stamp, the letter "M" (for Macao) and the first character of the Chinese name of Macao on the $4.90 stamp, and the letter "B" (for "Bridge") and the Chinese character for "bridge" on the $5 stamp. These English letters and Chinese characters are interwoven with a grid-like pattern in the background to form an intricate network. The grid and drawings thus symbolise the closely and seamlessly knitted highway network that promotes the integration of the cities within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The stamp sheetlet also adopts a grid-like pattern in the background to represent a highway network and signifies as well that the HZMB will engender new social impetus and bring about vibrant development.
To mark the milestone, China Post, Hongkong Post and the Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will jointly issue a souvenir pack on the same day. The joint souvenir pack comprises a souvenir sheet containing a complete set of stamps issued by the three postal administrations.
Official First Day Covers at $1.30 each will be put on sale at all post offices from tomorrow (October 23). The stamps and associated philatelic products will be displayed at the General Post Office, Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, Tsuen Wan Post Office, Sha Tin Central Post Office and Tuen Mun Central Post Office from the same day. Advance orders for servicing self-provided covers will be accepted at all philatelic offices from tomorrow to October 29. Customers who wish to collect the serviced self-provided covers on the issue day should submit their applications at the General Post Office, Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office or Tsuen Wan Post Office from tomorrow to October 26. Otherwise, the serviced self-provided covers would only be available for collection on or after November 6.
Information about this special stamp issue and associated philatelic products is available on the Hongkong Post website at www.hongkongpost.hk and via the Hongkong Post mobile app.