Beijing to outline Bay Area plan within days, Carrie Lam says
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, says Beijing will announce its outline development plan for the Greater Bay Area within days, RTHK reports.
"This outline development plan for the Greater Bay Area will be formally promulgated by the Central Authorities within days,'' Lam said.
The initiative is intended to build links between Hong Kong, Macau and nine cities in Guangdong.
Lam said a symposium on the plan will be held in Hong Kong on February 21, when officials from Macau and Guangdong will visit.
She said the Greater Bay Area will be about using the strengths of different cities to build a stronger economy, and it will not undermine the "One Country, Two Systems" principle.
"One of the first things that we’ve agreed to do together with Guangdong and Macau is to facilitate the flow of people, goods, capital and information within the Greater Bay Area," she said.
"And some of the helpful initiatives as far as facilitating Hong Kong people to live and work in the Greater Bay Area and beyond have already been announced in the last 12 months or so. But we will continue to work on that.”