Government and LegCo delegation led by CE continues duty visit in Dongguan and Foshan (with photos)
The delegation of the Government and the Legislative Council (LegCo), led by the Chief Executive continued its duty visit in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) today (April 23). The delegation was divided into two groups and visited Dongguan and Foshan separately to learn about the latest development of innovation, technology and smart city, environmental protection, art and culture, etc, in the two cities.
The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, the President of LegCo, Mr Andrew Leung, and some Members continued their visit in Dongguan. They visited Dongguan Hong Kong International Airport Logistics Park (the Logistics Park) in the morning. Members received a briefing by the CEO of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK), Mr Fred Lam, on the operation of the Logistics Park. They observed the security screening facilities and exchanged views with representatives of companies stationed at the Logistics Park. Members learnt that the Logistics Park was set up jointly by the Dongguan Municipal Government and AAHK, introducing a novel model that allows advanced security screening of export cargo. Meanwhile, the new "sea-air intermodal cargo transshipment" mode, being the first in the world, can reduce operating costs and handling time of cargo.
The Chief Executive and Members then visited Huawei Ox Horn Campus (the Campus). The Campus, situated at Songshan Lake in Dongguan, is the terminal headquarters of Huawei, a global provider of information and communications technology infrastructure and smart devices. Members were briefed by representatives of Huawei on its latest development and businesses in Hong Kong, during which they exchanged views with the company's representatives on areas such as digital economy, innovation and technology development. Members also toured the Campus, a semi-open cultural tourism spot, by a small train.
The Chief Executive and Members then had a luncheon with Hong Kong businessmen to learn about the business environment and opportunities in GBA.
In the afternoon, Members visited Modern Dental Technology (Dongguan) Co. Ltd, which belongs to Modern Dental Group, a leading global dental prosthetic device provider. Members received a briefing from representatives of the company and toured its factory facilities and training centre.
Members next visited Huayang Lake Wetland Park and took a boat tour to learn about the experiences of Dongguan in taking forward ecological conservation of the country and tackling water pollution. Members also visited Jianyuzhou Cultural and Creative Park (Jianyuzhou), formerly an industrial site that has been revitalised and has now become a new cultural landmark in Dongguan. Jianyuzhou has attracted new media, industrial design and sports, science and education businesses to move in.
Meanwhile, the Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Chan Kwok-ki, and the other group of Members visited Foshan. In the morning, they visited Guangdong Bright Dream Robotics Co. Ltd., a company focusing on research and development, production and application of construction robots, digital technologies and new construction industrialisation. Members observed robot demonstrations and tasted the food prepared by the robots.
Members then visited Lingnan Tiandi to learn about Foshan's cultural tourism development and experience in revitalising historic heritage. Lingnan Tiandi is an integrated development project with dining, retail, hotel, entertainment and cultural facilities. It also preserves one of the most intact compounds of historic buildings in the Mainland. Members paid a visit to the Jian's Villa to learn more about the policy of heritage conservation in Foshan.
In the afternoon, Members visited the Ancient Nanfeng Kiln, the oldest and best-preserved firewood and dragon kiln in the world. It is one of the major sites that requires protection because of its historical and cultural value at the national level. The Ancient Nanfeng Kiln is now a cultural landmark for pottery, commerce and leisure. During the visit, Members observed a demonstration of paper-cutting.
The Chief Executive travelled to Foshan from Dongguan in the afternoon, and joined Members to visit the Foshan "city brain" system centre. They received a briefing on the application of smart city management to understand the experience of Foshan transforming into a smart city and its city management enhancement.
The Chief Executive and Members then visited KUKA Robotics Guangdong Co., Ltd. and were briefed on the overview of industrial robots manufacturing industry, as well as the applications of robots and automated systems in various industries, such as logistics, food production, medicine and transport automation, etc.
The Chief Executive and Members attended a dinner arranged by leaders of the Foshan Municipal Government and exchanged views during the event.
The delegation will depart for Guangzhou tomorrow (24 April), and will return to Hong Kong by Express Rail Link in the afternoon.
The delegation, led by the Chief Executive, visits four cities of GBA, namely Shenzhen, Dongguan, Foshan and Guangzhou, between April 21 and April 24.
Ends/Sunday, April 23, 2023
Issued at HKT 23:35
Issued at HKT 23:35