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BritCham, Environmental Group Hold Low-Carbon Themed Hengqin Tour

A delegation from the British Chamber of Commerce in Macao (BritCham Macao) and the Society of Food and Environmental Health (Macau) visited the neighbouring In-depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin on Saturday with the aim of exploring the city’s smart technology and sustainable waste management practices.

Over two dozen people went to observe the household waste sorting practices at the Hengqin New Home residential home and toured other locations, including a floricultural plant nursery centre, a farm, and the Da Hengqin Public Facility Management Company, during the half-day trip.

Ruby O, president of the Society of Food and Environmental Health (Macau) (SFEH), emphasised that as the Guangdong-Macau In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin progresses, “how to create a ‘green and low-carbon city’ has become an unavoidable topic for the two cities to merge and integrate.”

With this in mind, the visit aimed to raise awareness of ecological conservation and stimulate localised sustainable ideas for solving pollution problems through best practices in the zone, she told MNA-Macau News Agency.

SFEH believes that “valuable recyclable projects can be developed and become an industrial value chain that not only resolves the problems of pollution but also facilitates Macau’s economic diversification by creating jobs, products, and services that incorporate local green elements and sustainability into existing events, tourism, and hospitality offerings.”

Keith Buckley, the chairman of BritCham Macao, also stressed the significance of this jointly held trip with SFEH, as the chamber of commerce is optimistic about the potential development of the neighbouring island. “Britcham is planning more visits to Hengqin in the near future to increase awareness of Hengqin’s potential and opportunities,” Keith Buckley told MNA.

This weekend’s visit comes after another business association, the France Macau Chamber of Commerce (FMCC), visited Hengqin in late April, along with a delegation from the University of Saint Joseph.

Source : Macau Business