Ho Iat Seng meets top planning body, state assets commission heads

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has met this Sunday with the heads of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC) in Beijing during his six-day official visit to the capital, which will wrap up on Monday.

According to a press release issued by the Government Information Bureau (GCS), Ho Iat Seng and the SASAC chairman and Communist Party Secretary Hao Peng discussed how state-owned companies can promote the development of Macau’s economy and ways to strengthen linkages between the SAR and Hengqin, namely in building the Guangdong-Macau deep cooperation zone located in the neighbouring island.

During the meeting, Ho pointed out that Mainland-owned companies in Macau have always provided strong support, especially in combating disasters and epidemics, clearly demonstrating that they are at the forefront and on the side of the population.

Hao Peng expressed his admiration for Macau at the results achieved in the fight against the epidemic, indicating that the Commission strongly supports the development of the city, the safeguarding of prosperity and local stability.

Cooperation between Macau and Hengqin was also a main issue on the agenda of the meeting between Ho Iat Seng and the minister in charge of NDRC, He Lifang, who pointed out that President Xi Jinping pays great attention to the social and economic development of Macau and clearly pointed out the goal of appropriate diversification of the city’s economy.