A bird's eye view of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge on Sept 26, 2016. World's longest cross-sea bridge moved one step closer to completion as the construction of the main structure was completed on Sept. 27. The bridge is comprised of the offshore bridge and tunnel, boundary crossing facilities in Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao, and routes connecting the three cities.(Photo/chinanews.com)
Xiao Jincheng, the researcher of Academy of Macroeconomic Research, said the construction of the Pearl River Delta Bay Area needs to include the interconnection of infrastructure, city functioning complementation, and extension of industrial chain.
According to the Notice, the NDRC programs schedules of the planning of 12 urban clusters in China, among of which, the planning of the urban agglomeration of the Pearl River Delta Bay Area sets to start in 2017.
According to China's national plan on urbanization, urban agglomeration is the main pattern of the New-Type Urbanization. The world's experience shows the coastal city cluster obtains the friendly environment to development and the strongest competitive capability, for instance, the Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
(By Chang Chen)