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Hong Kong Worldwide Airport has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Zhuhai Municipal Authorities in a bid to strengthen co-operation with Zhuhai in Mainland China and “propel the event of the aviation trade within the Better Bay Space”.

The MoU was signed by Qin Chun, vice mayor of Zhuhai Metropolis, and Vivian Cheung, government director, Airport Operations at Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK), at a ceremony held on the 14th China Worldwide Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai.

The signing was witnessed by Liang Shijie, secretary of the social gathering committee and deputy director common of central south regional administration on the Civil Aviation Administration of China; Huang Zhihao, mayor of Zhuhai Metropolis; Yang Chuan, government vice mayor of Zhuhai Metropolis; and Wen Hua, secretary common of Zhuhai Municipal Authorities.

In Hong Kong, Jack So, chairman of AAHK; Liu Chun-san, Hong Kong’s underneath secretary for transport and logistics; and Fred Lam, CEO of AAHK, witnessed the signing by way of simultaneous video-conferencing.

So mentioned: “With sturdy help from the Central Authorities and Guangdong Provincial Authorities in capturing alternatives for built-in growth between the Mainland and Hong Kong, the deepened co-operation between the 2 airports will give full play to the respective benefits of Hong Kong and Zhuhai, in addition to leverage the comfort introduced by HZMB, attaining mutual advantages.

“Each side will be a part of palms in growing a high-end aviation industrial park, bringing worldwide companions to Zhuhai and creating an essential new collaboration platform for Guangdong and Hong Kong to advertise the event of the aviation trade.

“The collaboration will enhance the demand for logistics and air cargo providers, and supply service to the entire nation and worldwide.”

Below the MoU’s framework, the important thing collaboration tasks embody the launch of ‘Fly-By way of-Zhuhai-HK; passenger hyperlink providers, growth of worldwide cargo enterprise, institution of a high-end aviation industrial park in Zhuhai, and energetic dialogue on fairness injection into Zhuhai Airport.

Hong Kong and Zhuhai airports have agreed to leverage the strengths of their respective air networks and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HZMB) to increase buyer base and additional improve competitiveness.

Mainland passengers travelling to Hong Kong by way of HZMB can already attain worldwide locations conveniently by way of HKIA, whereas HKIA’s passengers can even journey to Mainland cities by way of Zhuhai Airport.

It’s hoped that the joint growth of a high-end aviation industrial park in Zhuhai will result in the institution of a centre for plane upkeep, retrofit and configuration; plane elements and equipment manufacturing; and distribution and plane engineering coaching {and professional} analysis.