BEIJING, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- South China's Guangdong province vows to advance construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in 2019 for further opening up.
The development of the Greater Bay Area topped Guangdong's agenda in 2019 when Ma Xingrui, governor of the province delivered his government work report recently.
Guangdong will accelerate construction of an international science, technology and innovation center in the Greater Bay Area, a science and technology innovation corridor between Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao, and a group of laboratories for research on cutting-edge technologies, according Ma.
The province will also step up efforts to build infrastructure such as bridges, high speed railways, ports and airports to carry forward interconnections with Hong Kong and Macao.
Also, Guangdong will facilitate establishment of international commercial banks in the Greater Bay Area, while advancing alignment of standards in fields of legal, financial, medical as well as construction services to improve market integration.
The Greater Bay Area covers a land of about 56,000 square kilometers, including Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and nine major cities in Guangdong. It is expected to become an global hub of innovation, finance, shipping and trade by 2030. (Edited by Su Dan, Niu Huizhe)