Macau government participates in development of Pearl River Delta region

8 February 2010

Macau, China, 8 Feb – Macau’s secretary for economy and finance, Francis Tam Pak Yuen, has affirmed the Macau government’s commitment and increasing efforts this year to promote regional cooperation with Guangdong province and Hong Kong.

Francis Tam made his comments on Friday in Guangzhou at the Third Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Coordination and Liaison Conference for the Joint Promotion of Accomplishment of the General Planning Lines for the Reform and Development of the Pearl River Delta.

This year Macau “will give priority to Hengqin Island development, promotion of closer economic and commercial relations with Guangdong, and will be a more active partner in the creation of projects that promote quality of life,” he said.

“We’re also going to begin a cooperation plan on the building of infrastructures between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, and will implement the junction of infrastructures associated to the railways between Guangdong and Macau and the respective work,” he added.

Francis Tam highlighted the fact that the Macau government, together with Guangdong province, will begin construction of the Macau University campus on Hengqin Island.

During the meeting a decision was made to hold the Pear River Forum gatherings on a rotating basis between the three cities, with Macau to host the next one in 2011. (macauhub)