China’s leaders will continue to support economic development in Macau

18 December 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang have restated that they will continue to support the economic development of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) and improve the living conditions of its people, said the chief executive of the territory taking stock of his official visit to Beijing.

Chui Sai On, who during the meetings reported on the work carried out by the MSAR this year, as well as the sustainable development plan for the times ahead, said that this year Macau has speeded up the pace of its economic development, continuously striving to improve the living conditions of the population and integrated itself into the national plan for the advancement of the country.

The chief executive said that his government is involved in the strategy for creation of “One Centre, One Platform” and participates in and supports the “Belt and Road” initiative and the Working Commission for Construction of the latter initiative, which is already in operation.

At the same time, the government and the Commission for National Reform and Development continue to be closely involved, and the signing of a cooperation agreement is currently under negotiation and should be completed by 2018.

The government, Chui noted, is also involved in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Great Bay project and remains committed to the country’s development and to the diversification of the local economy.

The Government of Macau is awaiting the launch of the official project plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Great Bay Area to participate in their work, according to a statement from the Information Bureau on Chui Sai On’s visit to Beijing.

Chui Sai On also said that the central government and the country’s leaders acknowledged the MSAR’s achievements this year, but made new demands on Macau’s governance work. (macauhub)