PPRD joint conference rounds off in Changsha
The 2017 Pan-Pearl River Delta (PPRD) Regional Cooperation Chief Executive Joint Conference took place in Changsha, Central China's Hunan province, from Sept 24 to 25, aimed at enhancing inter-regional economic cooperation.
The joint conference was attended by governmental heads of the 11 members of the PPRD region – Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Hainan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region and Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions.
During the conference, government leaders gathered to deliberate on how to deepen regional cooperation and shared insights regarding how to achieve greater development in the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative as well as the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area project.
The working group also discussed how to deepen cooperation in technology and innovation to promote integrated development of industries and make concerted efforts to protect the environment.
Governmental heads of the 11 members of the PPRD region attend the 2017 PPRD Regional Cooperation Chief Executive Joint Conference taking place in Changsha, Central China's Hunan province, on Sept 24 to 25. [Photo/icswb.com]
The joint conference also witnessed leading cadres sign the PPRD Regional Customs and Clearance Co-operation Agreement and the PPRD Regional Tourism Union Co-operation Agreement.
Xu Dazhe, governor of Hunan province and executive chairman of the joint conference, said in his welcoming speech that Hunan should seize the strategic opportunity brought by the event and reinforce cooperation and exchanges with other members.
In addition, a consultative meeting between the PPRD provinces/regions and the central authorities (consultative meeting) was convened by the Governor of Hunan on Sept 25.
At the consultative meeting, government leaders of the PPRD members, relevant officials from the National Development and Reform Commission, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council, and representatives from the China Railway and the China Development Bank exchanged views on PPRD cooperation matters including the establishment of an Express Rail Link economic belt in the PPRD region and a PPRD cooperation fund.
The meeting concluded that the next PPRD Regional Cooperation Chief Executive Joint Conference will be held in South China's Guangdong province, which will host the 12th Pan-Pearl River Delta Regional Cooperation & Development Forum and Economic & Trade Fair together with East China's Jiangxi province in 2018.
Source: Changsha Evening News