Luohu contributes to growth of Greater Bay Area

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This year marks the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China. Over the past 22 years, Luohu district has made unwavering efforts to improve its living and working environment and attracted Hong Kong residents to the district.

In the Renmin Nan community, one of the closest areas in Luohu to Hong Kong, nearly 50 percent of homebuyers come from Hong Kong. This is testament to Luohu’s attractiveness to Hong Kong residents.

He Haitao, Party chief of Luohu, urged government departments to always pay attention to improving people’s livelihoods and carrying out supply-side structural reform to resolve residents’ practical concerns.

Since Luohu was established as one of the pioneering districts of Shenzhen, it kicked off a plan and attracted Hong Kong residents. The government has continuously tried its best to connect with Hong Kong through infrastructure facilities and institutions. These projects created more forms of integrated development with Hong Kong in the areas of education, medical care, nursing for the aged and cultural exchanges to contribute to the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

Chen Chunsheng, Party chief of the Guangzhou-based Sun Yat-sen University, said integrating the creation of an environment featuring comfortable amenities for living, working and tourism is an effective way to implement the Greater Bay Area strategy, as it allows people to enjoy a better quality of life.

The Wenjindu Port in Luohu also provides essential services to about 2,000 children, who live in Luohu and go to school in Hong Kong, to ensure their safety and convenience.

In 2007, Luohu set up a cross-border schooling children service center, the first of its kind in China, to cater to the children’s needs. The center has served more than 100,000 Hong Kong residents living in Luohu so far.

The Luohu Education Bureau, the district research center and Shenzhen Open University jointly issued a report on the feasibility of building a city university of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. The creation of this institution would provide a quality higher education for local students, and strengthen Luohu’s cultural and education exchanges with Hong Kong and Macao.

The Luohu Education Bureau also aims to ensure that all local primary and middle schools will have sister schools in Hong Kong and Macao by 2020. In addition, it also encourages schools in Hong Kong and Macao to open branches in Luohu.

The Shenzhen Luohu School For Hong Kong Children, established in 2001, is the first school to be recognized by the Hong Kong education authority. Now, about 61 percent of its students are citizens of Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and foreign countries.

Luohu has also explored ways to constantly deepen its cooperation with Hong Kong in the fields of medical care, culture, arts, and other areas of public services. This serves to play up Luohu’s role in the building of the Greater Bay Area and promoting the integrated development of Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

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