CE visits Dongguan (with photos/videos)
Upon their arrival in Dongguan in the afternoon, Mrs Lam and the other officials visited the exhibition at the 2017 China (Dongguan) International Science & Technology Cooperation Week organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the People's Government of Guangdong Province. The exhibition showcases many of Hong Kong’s latest scientific accomplishments, including achievements in science and technology resulting from the co-operation between Guangdong and Hong Kong. Mrs Lam said exchanges and co-operation between Guangdong and Hong Kong can promote transformation of scientific and technological achievements, enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of the industries in the two places.
Mrs Lam and the other officials then met with students of the Vocational Training Council on an exchange programme in Dongguan and Hong Kong students studying in Guangdong to learn about their exchange experience and everyday life.
In the meeting with the Secretary of the CPC Dongguan Municipal Committee, Mr Lu Yesheng, and the Mayor of the Dongguan Municipal Government, Mr Liang Weidong, that followed, Mrs Lam thanked the Dongguan Municipal Government for its continued support for Hong Kong business people by providing a favourable environment for them to do business. Noting that Hong Kong and Dongguan have frequent exchanges and co-operation in areas including economic affairs and trade, investment and culture, she said that with the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area, the co-operation between Dongguan and Hong Kong is set to be enhanced.
Mrs Lam and the officials then attended the 16th HK-PRD Industrial and Commercial Circle Goodwill Gathering 2017 organised by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, the Hong Kong Productivity Council and the PRD Council, and witnessed the signing of two memorandums of co-operation between Hong Kong trades and the relevant Mainland units to promote co-operation and exchanges between the industrial enterprises in Guangdong and Hong Kong and contribute to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area development.
Noting in her address at the gathering that development of the city cluster in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area will bring unprecedented opportunities to the three places, Mrs Lam said that along with the completion of infrastructure projects such as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, the commuting time between Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau will be substantially shortened, enhancing connectivity among the three places. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government will act as a facilitator and proactively explore ways to foster the flow of people, goods, capital and information within the Bay Area to assist Hong Kong business people to access the markets in the Bay Area.
Mrs Lam and the other officials returned to Hong Kong in the evening.
Ends/Friday, December 8, 2017
Issued at HKT 21:01
Issued at HKT 21:01