GBA Briefs: 4/12/2019

Macau tourism: Macau is expected to be the third-most visited city in the world in 2019, welcoming some 20.6 million overnight visitors, according to the report released by global market research company Euromonitor International. Read more on Macau Daily Times.

Nansha open for cruises: The Nansha Cruise Terminal started operations on November 17. It is expected to bring a surge of tourism to the district, and the region, as super-sized cruise vessels are now able to dock there. Read more in Chinese and read our previous briefing.

Jiangmen welcomes foreign talents: Jiangmen established the first “overseas talent station” in Guangdong on Tuesday. Its aim is to allow foreign talent to “deeply experience the cultural landscape and local customs of Jiangmen”. Read more in Chinese.

Zhuhai airport expansion: Construction of a second terminal at the Zhuhai International Airport started on Sunday. With a budget of nearly five billion yuan, the expansion project, due to be completed in 2023, is a major component of the western GBA’s development plans. Read more in Chinese and read our previous briefing.

Guangdong water diversion: Construction of the largest water-diversion project in Guangdong has seen 2.12 billion yuan of investment completed out of the planned 35.4 billion yuan since it began in May. The project will transfer water from Xijiang, or West River, to Guangzhou, Dongguan and Shenzhen, to address chronic water shortages. Read more in Chinese and read our previous briefing.

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