Macau supports proposals to boost economic cooperation between Macau, Hong Kong and Guangdong

6 March 2008

Macau, China, 6 March – Macau plans to support the suggestions of the Guangdong authorities to boost economic cooperation in the Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau triangle, said the secretary for the Economy and Finance, Francis Tam in Beijing.

According to the official Chinese press, since the beginning of the year the Guangdong authorities have been looking into a project coordinated by the secretary of the Guangdong provincial Chinese Communist Party commission, Wang Yang, for the creation of a widened economic cooperation integrating Guangdong province and the two special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

Wang told the China Daily that the study aimed to assess the possibility of creating an integrated economic area in the Pearl River Delta to compete internationally with cities like Tokyo and New York.

Secretary Francis Tam, who is in Beijing to take part in National Assembly sessions and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, said that the Macau government “will support the suggestion of the Guangdong province authorities and cooperate fully to boost cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.”

Tam, cited in an official statement, added that the head of the Macau government, Edmund Ho, had already exchanged opinions on the theme of cooperation with Wang Yang and with the governor of the province, Huang Huahua.

Tam also said that the three areas involved, “can together study the best way of boosting cooperation in various areas,” and noted that “boosting regional cooperation and mutual development, are in the economic field, strategies that are considered to be important for the government of Macau.” (macauhub)