The Chief Executive, Mr Chui Sai On, will lead a group of 100 Macao young people on a visit, starting tomorrow, to Hebei Province.
It is part of a programme of visits to mainland provinces, in order to allow Macao young people to grasp – in a comprehensive and intensive way – the latest aspects of national development.
The delegation will meet with leaders of the Hebei Provincial People’s Government. Highlights of the delegation’s visit to Hebei will include trips to Chengde city, Zhangjiakou city and Saihanba National Forest Park.
In Chengde, the delegation will receive a briefing regarding Hebei’s latest developmental progress; and visit Chengde Mountain Resort and Puning Temple. University students from Macao and representatives of Macao young people will also have an exchange session with young people from Hebei.
While in Zhangjiakou city, the delegation will visit an exhibition hall and skiing competition venue to be used in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. An event is also scheduled to enable exchanges between high school students from Macao and from Hebei.
At Saihanba National Forest Park the 100-strong delegation of young people will – as representatives of the other 400 young people taking part in the programme to visit mainland provinces – plant trees. The act is symbolic of the way Macao young people acknowledge their roots on the mainland and work with one heart for the country.
Officials taking part in the delegation to Hebei include: the Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, Mr Fu Ziying, and the Macao SAR’s Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Mr Raimundo do Rosário.
While the Chief Executive is away, the Secretary for Administration and Justice, Ms Chan Hoi Fan; the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Mr Tam Chon Weng; and the Secretary for Economy and Finance, Mr Leong Vai Tac; respectively, will in turn take the role of Acting Chief Executive.
The Hebei visit is part of a programme of five tours to mainland provinces that are jointly organised by: the Macao SAR Government; the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR; and a body formed by Macao youth associations.
The whole programme involves a total of 500 young people. They are accompanied on their respective trips by senior officials of the Macao SAR Government, and officials of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR. Each delegation is visiting a single province on the mainland, namely either Hebei, Guizhou, Jiangsu, Guangdong or Hunan, on various dates between 14 July and 25 July.
The visits are part of the celebrations for this year’s ‘two anniversaries’. They are the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao SAR.