CE meets Secretary of CPC Zhongshan Municipal Committee (with photo)

     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, met the Secretary of the CPC Zhongshan Municipal Committee, Mr Chen Xudong, at the Chief Executive's Office this morning (February 26).

     Mrs Lam welcomed Mr Chen's first visit to Hong Kong after his assumption of office as the Secretary of the CPC Zhongshan Municipal Committee. Noting that Hong Kong and Zhongshan enjoy close geographical and cultural ties and share a common language, she said that the two places have enjoyed frequent co-operation and exchanges in areas including economic affairs and trade, investment and culture over the years. 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 and Zhongshan will be substantially shortened, further enhancing the connectivity between the two places.

     The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is working closely with the Guangdong Provincial Government, the Macao Special Administrative Region Government and the National Development and Reform Commission to draw up the Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area (Bay Area). Mrs Lam said that Hong Kong and Zhongshan, both of which are cities in the Bay Area, are looking forward to the new opportunities to be brought about by the development of the Bay Area. She said she believes that the development of the Bay Area is set to foster the increased flow of people, goods, capital and information among the cities in the area, which will deepen co-operation between Hong Kong and Zhongshan in various areas, enabling them to complement each other for mutual benefits.

Ends/Monday, February 26, 2018
Issued at HKT 19:52