China to expedite infrastructural connectivity for Greater Bay Area

BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- China aims to expedite infrastructural connectivity to provide solid support for socio-economic development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, according to a newly-issued development plan.


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Efforts will be made to build a modern comprehensive transport system, enhance and upgrade information infrastructure, develop an energy security protection system, and strengthen protection for the security of water resources in the Greater Bay Area.

The plan calls for efforts to strengthen infrastructural development, enhance external and internal connectivity, push forward the establishment of an infrastructural network with a rational layout, comprehensive functions, smooth connections and efficient operations, and provide solid support for socio-economic development in the Greater Bay Area.

In these regards, measures should be taken to enhance the international competitiveness of the Pearl-River-Delta port cluster, develop a world-class airport cluster, ensure the smooth flow of comprehensive external transport links, build a rapid transport network in the Greater Bay Area, and raise the standards of passenger and cargo transport services, the document says.

It also calls for measures to develop a new generation of information infrastructure, build smart city clusters, enhance the level of cyber security protection, enhance the energy supply structure, and strengthen the energy storage and transport system.

Moreover, efforts will be made to improve water infrastructure and improve flood prevention and mitigation systems, it says.

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.