On July 1 this year, the Framework Agreement on Deepening Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Cooperation to Boost the Construction of Greater Bay Area was officially signed. As was disclosed by SDRC at the news briefing in middle August, the development plan for the city group of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area was being prepared and would be submitted according to the procedures. An important topic at this Forum is the “joint construction of green and low-carbon bay area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau”.
At the new conference held the other day for the ILCC Forum, the relevant person in charge of the Organizing Committee stated, with the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area being lifted as the national development strategy, the role of Shenzhen is to promote the low-carbon sustainable development of the PRD city group and push ahead the green and low-carbon cooperation in this region.
Two years ago, Shenzhen ILCC Forum specially set a sub-forum on the low-carbon development of PRD city group and the nine cities in the PRD region published the Shenzhen Declaration on Green and Low-Carbon Development of PRD City Group. During the two years, those nine cities have accelerated the low-carbon cooperation among them and achieved rather notable results. At this Forum, the relevant competent departments of Guangdong will introduce the overall situation concerning the low-carbon and green development of PRD. According to the plan, in promoting the interconnection of the city group in the traffic field, Shenzhen should make more efforts to promote the construction of Shenzhen-Zhaoqing Railway and Shenzhen Maoming Railway, the construction of Shenzhen-Zhongshan Bridge and Outer Ring and the reconstruction and expansion of Jihe, Shenzhen-Huizhou and Shenzhen-Shantou Expressways. More efforts should be made to promote the cooperation passages to be smooth in the PRD cities.
According to the agreement signed during the Fourth Forum, Shenzhen, Dongguan and Huizhou will join hands to push ahead green and low-carbon cooperation and forge the green development demonstration area at three neighboring towns, namely, Pingdi of Shenzhen, Qingxi of Dongguan and Xinwei of Huizhou. They will launch the “Pingdi-Qingxi-Xiwei” Industrial Cooperation Park and forge the Shenzhen-Dongguan-Huizhou Industrial Cooperation Demonstration Area to make experiment for deep regional cooperation. With regard to the return of the “Pingdi-Qingxi-Xinwei” concept, the person in charge of the research group stated, “Pingdi-Qingxi-Xinwei” is the “geographical center of Shenzhen, Dongguan and Huizhou, so the green demonstration area can become the breakthrough point for the joint construction of the green and low-carbon Bay Area.