Macau Chief Executive attends meeting on the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay

15 August 2018

Macau’s Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, is due on Wednesday to attend a meeting of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay project coordination committee, which aims to integrate the economies of the two special administrative regions with those of nine cities in the province of Guangdong, the local press reported.

Deputy Prime Minister Han Zheng, who has been leading the project, is expected to remain at the head of the coordination committee, which will report directly to the central government, the State Council.

In addition to Chui Sai On and Han Zheng, Hong Kong counterpart Carrie Lam, Guangdong Province Governor Ma Xingrui and the chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, He Lifeng, will attend the meeting.

Government sources have indicated that the coordination committee will function for all 11 cities involved and will make the key decisions that will subsequently be implemented by local officials.

Following Tuesday’s meeting, decisions will soon be announced, although the details of the plan in its entirety and how it will be applied in the cities involved are unlikely to be announced in the short term.

Chui Sai On concluded an official tour of the cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay on 11 July with a three-day visit to the cities of Zhaoqing, Foshan, Huizhou and Dongguan, during which he held meetings with local officials.

The Chief Executive, in the second half of June, started visiting the nine cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Great Bay, with visits to Zhuhai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, from 21 to 22 June, and Zhongshan and Jiangmen, on the 25 June.

The Chief Executive travelled to Beijing on 28 June to convey to Deputy Prime Minister Han Zheng the views of the Government of Macau and the various sectors of society on the development plans for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay. (macauhub)