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Four Directors of Bureaux conclude LegCo joint-Panel duty visit to Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area

The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Patrick Nip; the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau; the Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W Yang; and the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr James Lau, continued the duty visit with Legislative Council (LegCo) Members in Guangzhou today (April 22), last day of the LegCo joint-Panel duty visit to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area (Bay Area).

The delegation first visited a high-tech enterprise specialising in developing intelligent aerial vehicles in Guangzhou this morning to learn about the application of unmanned aerial vehicles and watched a demonstration of the operation of aerial vehicle.

Thereafter, the group attended an exchange session organised by the Guangdong Provincial Government in which they were briefed by the Vice Governor of Guangdong Province, Mr Ouyang Weimin, on Guangdong Province’s efforts in fostering the development of Bay Area. They also met with the Executive Vice Mayor of Guangzhou Municipality, Mr Chen Zhiying, to exchange views on the co-operation areas between Hong Kong and Guangzhou.

Before concluding the visit, the delegation visited the cultural facilities of Zhujiang New Town and Guangzhou South Station, the largest railway transport hub in Southern part of the Mainland.

In making his concluding remarks, Mr Nip said that the delegation had visited five cities in the Bay Area, covering over 10 visiting spots, meeting with government officials of province and municipalities, and attending an exchange session in this three-day joint-Panel duty visit. He believed that the participating LegCo Members had gained a better understanding of the development of the Bay Area.

He said that the development of the Bay Area was a key national development strategy and a golden opportunity to inject new impetus to Hong Kong’s economy. He hoped that members of the community could seize the opportunities to understand more about development of Bay Area. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government will continue to reach out to stakeholders of various sectors to gauge their views on how to take forward the development plan of Bay Area.

In the evening, they took the high-speed train to Futian Station in Shenzhen and returned to Hong Kong by coach.

22.4.2018


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