HK's passengers to reach 10 mln in holidays

10:16, December 22, 2010      

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The Hong Kong Immigration Department announced Tuesday that an estimated 10.95 million passengers will pass through land, sea and air control points during the upcoming Christmas and New Year holiday period, representing an increase of about 9 percent over the same period last year.

To cope with the anticipated heavy traffic, the Immigration Department has minimized leave for staff working at control points and has arranged extra officers to be posted at different checkpoints during the holiday period.

Additional security guards will be deployed at some busy control points to provide crowd management support.
For closer co-operation and co-ordination during these periods, the Immigration Department, Police, Customs and Excise Department and the MTR Corporation will set up a joint command center.

This year's Christmas holiday in Hong Kong is Dec. 25-27. New Year holiday is Jan. 1.

Source: Xinhua
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