Li: Macao should expand advantages under 'Belt and Road' Initiative

Source: CCTV.com     Updated: 2016-10-12 11:29:59
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Premier Li Keqiang continues his first inspection visit to the Macao Special Administrative Region. Li urged Macao to seize the opportunity of building on the Belt and Road initiative when he toured the region on Tuesday.

He made the comments during his visit to the Macao Museum. Li said Macao is one of the most important Eurasian hubs, and should expand its unique advantages under the initiative.

The Belt and Road  - or the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road - runs through Asia, Europe and Africa. It encompasses 18 domestic provinces and over 60 countries.

Li Keqiang visits the Macao Museum, highlighting Macao's role in promoting the integration of different cultures. [Photo: gov.cn]

Premier Li also stopped at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, which will link the three major cities on the Pearl River Delta. Li noted the bridge is the first large scale infrastructure project to be developed jointly by the two S-A-Rs and Guangdong Province under the policy of "One country, Two systems". He said the bridge will significantly improve regional transport networks and benefit local peoples once it is completed next year.

Li Keqiang inspects the construction site of HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. With a total length of about 55 km, the Bridge is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. [Photo: gov.cn]