China announces plan for coordinated development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area

6 March 2018

China will announce the development plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to be implemented this year and aims to coordinate this regional development, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said on Monday in Beijing, cited by the China Daily newspaper.

Li, presenting the report on government activity at the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress, said that the development plan aims to foster all areas that provide mutually beneficial cooperation between the mainland and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

The newspaper also reported that over the past five years the exchange and cooperation between the mainland and Hong Kong and Macau has been constantly encouraged and refers in particular to the construction of the “Y-shaped” bridge linking Zhuhai to the two special administrative regions.

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area encompasses nine cities in Guangdong – Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing – and the two special administrative regions.

The area is one of the regions of China that will be the subject of coordinated development, with the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area and the Yangtze River Delta Economic Area being two other such regions. (macauhub)

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