Luohu urged to strengthen ties with Hong Kong
The Guangdong provincial government unveiled a three-year action plan on the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area early this month.
Many measures the province will take are closely related to the Luohu district. For instance, Guangdong plans to make the urban rail transportation network in the downtown areas of Guangzhou and Shenzhen denser and boost the construction of infrastructure at various ports. It also plans to open the Liantang/Heung Yuen Wai Port, enhance the functions of the Wenjindu Port and step up the overall transformation of the Luohu Port and the Shenzhen Railway Station.
Zhou Xiaojian, Party chief of the Luohu Development and Reform Bureau, said: “The construction of the Greater Bay Area has created new tasks and opportunities for Luohu, and the district is ready for that.”
According to the Luohu government, the district will build a model zone to showcase the high quality and sustainable development in its urban areas and ports by connecting its infrastructure and institutions with Hong Kong in the coming three years. According to authorities, the work will be carried out according to high international standards.
Zhou said the main goal is to turn Luohu into a place where people can enjoy living, working and travelling. As such, the district should have good public services, convenient transportation, a healthy living environment and a well-protected ecology and natural environment. It should be a highland of innovation, and full of vitality.
Luohu is the district in Shenzhen that has the closest connections with Hong Kong. Currently, about 44,000 Hong Kong citizens live in Luohu, a third of the total number of Hong Kong citizens living in Shenzhen. The Luohu government says it will further deepen the district’s cooperation and connection with Hong Kong in the areas of medical care, education and the other fields relating to people’s livelihood and well-being. The bulk of these efforts will take place in the coming three years to further promote the flow of people, capital, technology and information between Luohu and Hong Kong.