Poster (Photo provided by Hengqin New Area Administrative Committee)
A Macao-Zhuhai fireworks display in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland will be staged at sea areas in front of the Macao Tower and Hengqin Financial Island from 9 to 9:30 pm on Sunday, Dec 22.
Two large vessels and eight special-effect platforms will be used to launch the fireworks on both sides of the Sai Van Bridge.
Accompanied by music and laser lights, 56 unmanned surface vessels and 600 aerial vehicles will form the shape of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and Ruins of Saint Paul's as well as characters like "Zhuhai & Macao are one family" and "20."
The fireworks show is the first large cross-border cultural event jointly hosted by Zhuhai and Macao. It stands for the geographical proximity and emotional affinity between the two areas, said Yang Chuan, director of the Hengqin New Area Administrative Committee.
Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, director of the Macao Government Tourism Office, noted that Zhuhai and Macao will further promote synergic tourism and bolster the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area as a world-class travel destination.
The event will be handled by the Hengqin New Area Administrative Committee and Macao Government Tourism Office under the auspices of the Zhuhai Municipal People's Government and Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government.
The former Portuguese colony was returned to Chinese sovereignty on Dec 20, 1999.