The Macau Government today (Tuesday) announced the creation of a committee to accelerate integration in the Greater Bay Area.
The Working Commission for Integration in National Development aims to “coordinate the general plans” and “the preparatory work” for the participation and contribution of the territory in the construction of two Chinese projects: ‘One Belt, One Road’ and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.
The objective is also to promote and carry out studies and planning “with a view to formulating the respective political strategies”, according to a note published in the Official Gazette of the territory.
The commission is also responsible for studying and defining the policies, strategies and measures for implementing the territory “within the scope of promoting the construction of ‘a world center for tourism and leisure’ and ‘a service platform for trade cooperation between China and the Countries. of Portuguese Language ‘”.
The Greater Bay Area is a Beijing project to create a world metropolis that integrates Hong Kong, Macau and nine cities in Guangdong province (Guangzhou, Dongguan, Foshan, Huizhou, Jiangmen, Shenzhen, Zhaoqing, Zhongshan and Zhuhai), in the south of the country.
The region, which will be transformed into an “area of international excellence” by 2035, will have around 70 million inhabitants and a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of around 1.2 billion euros, similar to that of Australia, Indonesia and Mexico, countries that are part of the G20.