Macau will be ready to join efforts to create the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay, said the Chief Executive, adding that there is widespread confidence that cities that are part of the metropolitan region have great potential for cooperation and development.
Chui Sai On, who was granted an audience by the chairman and founder of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Entrepreneurs Union, Jonathan Choi Koon-shum, and other associates, said he was certain that the launch of the General Guidelines for the Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay may lead to the implementation of innovation and cooperation plans between metropolitan cities.
The Chief Executive noted that demographic factors, such as qualified staff and availability of land, have placed some restrictions on the proper diversification of the Macau economy, which has led the central government to position Macau as a World Tourism and Leisure Centre and as a Platform of Services for Commercial Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, “a decision to help Macau diversify the economy and employment.”
Chui highlighted the signing of the Framework Agreement for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Cooperation and Promotion of Construction of the Greater Bay on 1 July, 2017, witnessed by President Xi Jinping and opened the door to Macau’s participation in construction of that zone.
The chairman of the Guangdong-Hong Kong Greater Bay Area Entrepreneur’s Union emphasised Macau’s characteristics and added that with the gradual improvement of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau infrastructure, especially the Guangdong-Zhuhai- Macau Bridge, which is about to start operating, the links between the three regions can be facilitated.
According to Jonathan Choi Koon-shum, the success of the construction of the Greater Bay is dependent on liaison on the flow of people, as well as in the areas of logistics, capital and even information, and he added he hoped that Macau would work effectively to complement, cooperate, liaise and develop alongside the other cities involved in the Greater Bay project. (macauhub)