China’s dredging technological advancements and projects

Containers in Nansha port preparing to be loaded to ships in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. Credit: Shutterstock

Technological advancements feature in Beijing’s next major project after Belt and Road

China’s embarkation on the Greater Bay Area (GBA) project coincides with decade-long research and development efforts in dredging technology. Announced by China’s State Council in February this year, the GBA comprises Hong Kong, Macau, and nine cities in the Guangdong province – Dongguan, Foshan, Guangzhou, Huizhou, Jiangmen, Shenzhen, Zhaoqing, Zhongshan, and Zhuhai. Seen as President Xi Jinping’s next ambitious project after the Belt and Road initiative, the GBA envisions greater economic co-operation between Hong Kong, Macau, and the nine Guangdong cities.

The GBA had been known to be in the planning for some time, having been mentioned in China’s 13th Five-Year Plan in December 2016. Accordingly, there have been pre-emptive moves on the infrastructural side of things.

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