Hong Kong Planning Department and the Zhuhai Development & Reform Bureau have each appointed a liaison officer to facilitate the co-ordination and exchange of future planning and regional development information, a government press release said Wednesday.
Representatives from the two parties Wednesday attended a sharing session to exchange views on strategic and comprehensive transport planning.
Both sides agreed they need to step up planning-information exchanges to develop a comprehensive transport system that meets their economic development needs.
They agreed an efficient, comfortable and comprehensive regional transport network will align more effectively the transport linking the east and west coastal areas of the Pearl River Delta. It will also drive socio-economic integration of the two places.
Zhuhai officials introduced the overall planning rationale and research basis of the Zhuhai 11th five-year plan as well as the planning of the regional logistics center in the Pearl River Delta west.
They also introduced the comprehensive transport and major infrastructural development plans under the plan and the urban development plan and layout of Zhuhai Municipality.
Hong Kong officials introduced the city's planning framework and system, the views on Hong Kong's future development directions, and the planning process, methodology and future development of Hong Kong's cross-boundary transport infrastructure.
(Xinhua News Agency May 10, 2007)