CE continues Jiangmen visit (with photos/videos)

     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, accompanied by the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip, continued her visit to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area cities in Jiangmen today (May 18).

     In the morning, Mrs Lam and Mr Nip visited China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd (CIMC) to learn about the business of its subsidiary, CIMC Modular Building Systems, which supplies construction components for the Construction Industry Council’s Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) Display Centre in Kowloon Bay. MiC allows most of the labour-intensive and time-consuming processes to be accomplished in an off-site prefabrication yard, minimising the duration of work on construction sites and the demand for construction workers, thus enhancing productivity. The technique also enhances on-site safety and project quality control and reduces adverse impacts on the environment.

     Afterwards, Mrs Lam and Mr Nip visited Xinhui tangerine peel village to find out the development of the trade. The production of aged tangerine peels in the city has a history of hundreds of years and is known across the country for the quality. Following years of evolvement, it has become a trade with an annual production worth billions of dollars.

     They then visited CRRC Guangdong Co Ltd to learn about the company's manufacture and maintenance of rolling stock as well as the services of related industries. They also toured the production base of the Lee Kum Kee Group in Xinhui, Jiangmen, to know its automated production technique and quality control measures.

     In the afternoon, Mrs Lam and Mr Nip departed for Panyu, Guangzhou, to visit Clifford Hospital, which was founded by a Hong Kong merchant. Launched in 2001, Clifford Hospital was the first hospital in China to be accredited by Joint Commission International, and provides medical services for many Hong Kong people living nearby.

     Mrs Lam said that after the assumption of office, she has already visited Macao and nine Mainland cities in the Greater Bay Area, enhancing her knowledge of the characteristics and advantages of various cities. She added that Hong Kong will, in accordance with the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area promulgated by the Central Government in February this year, proactively strengthen collaboration with the cities to complement each other to develop together an international first-class bay area.

     In the evening, Mrs Lam attended the welcome dinner of the first Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area media summit in Guangzhou. She will attend the summit's opening ceremony tomorrow (May 19), where she will deliver a speech, and then conclude her visit and return to Hong Kong.

Ends/Saturday, May 18, 2019
Issued at HKT 21:10