Aerial photo taken on Aug. 18, 2020 shows the Hengqin Port. The new port to facilitate travel between Macao and Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, was officially put into use Tuesday, a new step to boost development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. (Photo: Xinhua)
The trade volume in Hengqin cooperation zone, located in Zhuhai, South China’s Guangdong Province and very near Macao, has risen 59.5 percent year-on-year to 24.66 billion yuan in the first 10 months of 2021, official data showed on Wednesday.
The zone’s exports grew by an astonishing 70 percent year-on-year to 10.2 billion yuan in the first 10 months.
China in September unveiled a slew of measures aiming to build Hengqin, an island in the city of Zhuhai, into a Guangdong-Macao in depth cooperation zone that focuses on crucial industries such as integrated circuits and electronic components.
In the first nine months, the zone’s GDP rose 9.1 percent year-on-year to 33.27 billion yuan.