The construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay will bring Macau a development opportunity like never before, said Macau Chief Executive Chui Sai On on Wednesday in Beijing.
“In this way,” Chui continued, “Macau will make every effort to articulate its policies with the standardised planning of national strategies.”
The Macau Chief Executive took part in the first plenary meeting of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area Development Leaders Group chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Han Zheng.
Chui Sai On underlined the development opportunity that this national initiative will bring to Macau and that the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) is aware that it will have to raise awareness of the general interests and assume its responsibilities.
The Chief Executive’s office said in a statement that to facilitate investment by Hong Kong and Macau residents in China and accelerate the construction of the international science and technology innovation centre, a number of national measures will be launched soon.
First of all, the construction of the international science and technology innovation centre in the Greater Bay area will be supported, with the central government supporting the development of Macau as a platform for traditional Chinese medicine.
Secondly, roaming charges between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau will be significantly reduced, particularly for people who travel frequently between these three locations.
Finally, facilities will be created for Hong Kong and Macau residents wishing to work and set up their own business on the mainland, with the State Council announcing the repeal of the work permit system on the mainland for residents of the two special administrative regions. (macauhub)