Macau and Guangdong strengthen cooperation in Greater Bay

28 May 2019

Nine cooperation agreements aimed at strengthening and accelerating China’s central government plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay (GBA) were signed during the Guangdong-Macau Joint Cooperation Meeting held on Monday in Macau.

Macau Chief Executive Chui Sai On and Guangdong Province Governor Ma Xingrui led delegations at the meeting.

Chui Sai On said at the opening of the meeting that Macau and Guangdong have been in close communication in order to explore how best to take advantage of the GBA and the Belt and Road initiative for the creation of cooperation platforms between the two territories.

The Chief Executive also pointed out that under the Macau-Guangdong agreement, cooperation was strengthened with Hengqin in Zhuhai, Cuiheng in Zhongshan, Nansha in Guangdong and with Daguang Bay in Jiangmen.

The governor of Guangdong Province highlighted the fact that the GBA has allowed a more pragmatic development of bilateral cooperation, namely at the economic and commercial level with the construction of new relationship platforms.

The director of Macau’s Regional Development Policy Research Department Mi Jian said at the end of the meeting that Macau will lead a working group of the two territories to develop a 2.57-kilometre area of the Guangdong-Macau Industrial Cooperation Park, in Hengqin, which has yet to be used.

The meetings between Macau and Guangdong have been held since 2003, alternately in Guangzhou and Macau. (Macauhub)