Construction of the Greater Bay give Macau a historical role to play

1 March 2019

The General Guidelines for Development of the Hong Kong-Guangdong-Macau Greater Bay gives Macau a new historic mission and a huge responsibility, the director of the Regional Development Policy and Research Services said on Thursday in Beijing.

Mi Jian said that the General Guidelines include the Macau Special Administrative Region among the four main cities, with a central driving role, which demonstrates the confidence and hope of the country.

The director of the Macau Special Administrative Region’s Regional Development Policy and Development Services (DSEPDR) said that the construction of the Greater Bay will “certainly bring important opportunities for the development of Macau.”

The press conference on the “General Guidelines” was attended by the deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission, Luo Wen, the permanent member of the CPC’s Guangdong provincial committee and the provincial deputy governor, Lin Shaochun, the secretary for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Administration, Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, and the director of DSEPDR.

Regarding Macau’s role as a service platform for trade cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries, Mi said that the “Guideines” further clarify the role of this platform by defining the territory as a basis for cooperation and dialogue, under the motto “to promote the coexistence of diverse cultures, with a predominance of Chinese culture,” which is high recognition for its special historical status and the successful coexistence of different cultures.

He added that one of the objectives of the “Guidelines” is to promote the establishment of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau Science and Technology and Innovation Corridor, where Macau will be the focal point, which is a challenge for the territory. (Macauhub)