BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Implementation is stressed in a development plan released by China for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
The plan calls for efforts to strengthen organization and leadership, including enhancing coordination and guidance regarding the implementation of the plan, establishing the leading group for the development of the Greater Bay Area, and examining and resolving major issues that may arise during the course of the development of the area.
China on Monday issued the Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
The plan, an important outline document guiding the current and future cooperation and development of the Greater Bay Area, covers the period from now to 2022 in the immediate term and extends to 2035 in the long term.
Major tasks should be taken forward, the plan says, urging relevant central ministries, in the context of their own responsibilities, to concentrate on formulating concrete policies and measures supporting the development of the Greater Bay Area, strengthen communication with the governments of Guangdong Province as well as the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions, and uphold the rule of law and market-based approach in coordinating and resolving issues that arise from the Greater Bay Area development.
The plan also demands efforts to prevent and mitigate major risks and calls for broader social participation in the development of the Greater Bay Area.