Macau’s Chief executive Chui Sai On, called for cooperation with the Chinese city of Zhongshan, in Guangdong province, as a priority in two-way relations, according to a statement from the Government Information Bureau.
Following a meeting with officials from Zhongshan municipality, Chui said regional cooperation had been addressed with the central government and that work, including the Framework Agreement on the creation of new areas of Cuiheng in Zhongshan and joint construction of a pilot zone for general Guangdong/Macau cooperation in Cuiheng, “had been met positively.”
Chui Sai On said that Macau would ask the central government in Beijing, together with Guangdong, to include the work in the Framework Agreement on Cooperation between Guangdong and Macau.
At the meeting on Tuesday, the secretary of the Zhongshan Municipal Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, Xue Xiaofeng said there are about 600 Macau enterprises investing in Zhongshan and over ten from Zhongshan investing in Macau.
He added that he would ask the central government for support to build a Guangdong/Macau pilot area for general cooperation, covering an area of about five square kilometres, in order to boost the industrial diversification of Macau and the development of Zhongshan. (macauhub/CN/MO)