Linking future light railway to China’s high-speed rail network is Macau’s top priority

15 June 2018

Chief Executive Chui Sai On said on Thursday that Macau has to prepare the project to link the future light railway with China’s high-speed rail network to connect Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Macau, in order to speed up construction of the new cross-border access between Guangdong and Macau and to start expanding Macau International Airport.

Chui Sai On, speaking at a meeting with a delegation of the Chinese-language Press Institute, also said that the government’s actions will be focused on three areas, to gradually integrate Macau into the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Great Bay.

According to a statement, the Chief Executive also said that efforts will be made to overcome preconceptions of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Great Bay and to deepen and extend professional knowledge, particularly related to the drafting of laws and regulations, of government and business operations and integration under different legal and taxation systems.

The interactivity between populations, through their own cultures, was also defended and considered important for Macau’s integration into the Great Bay project.

At the meeting Chui Sai On told members of the delegation that studies on the circulation of vehicles on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge have now been completed and the latest work on border services is now under way.

The Chief Executive also noted that qualified staff are valuable resources for Macau and supported exchange of staff with different professional backgrounds around the world to provide opportunities for people from Macau and abroad to swap experiences and ideas.

“Macau is a small city, but it will do its best to prepare for the development of the Great Bay. Macau’s development focus is its transformation into a “World Tourism and Leisure Centre” and “Service Platform for Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries,” Chui told the delegation of Chinese journalists.(macauhub)