Editor's note: This is the fourth part of a series of interviews by China Daily with the heads of consular missions based in Guangzhou, especially of the Association of Nations of Southeast Asia. Envoys discuss ways of deepening cooperation in several fields between their countries and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Bay.

Despite the winds against the winds against geopolitics, economic and COVID-19, the Kong-Macao Greater Bay area is "on a good track" and the potential for the future It is still great, says Ben Perkasa Drajat, the general consul of Indonesia in Guangzhou, the provincial capital of Guangdong.

In an interview with China Daily, he says that the development of the Bay of the Bay Bay is of great importance, since it is the largest and most rich economic region of southern China, with a population of more than 80 million.

"The area of ​​the biggest bay is very mega important and ambitious project in China. My impression is that once physical integration is completely achieved, the region will be in a stronger position to meet two Objectives: Increase the value capacities of the Chinese Economy and increase internationalization ". P> The economic potential of the Great Bay area has created a "attraction factor" so that the Indonesian business community does business in the region, with the 11 cities cluster building a "mega industrial center, as well as a large market for Indonesian products, "says Drajat.

"This integration will further underpin China's infrastructure and connectivity programs such as the Belt and Road initiative, which will help to connect Indonesia with the rest of the world. It is very possible that, in the future , the Bay of Great Bay area can serve as the center of Indonesian products to the world. " Indonesia still saw a solid 35.54 percent, an interannual growth in the first three quarters of 2021, according to official statistics.

The investment of the Great Bay area in Indonesia has also been increasing. The group of 11 cities, especially in the main cities such as Shenzhen and Hong Kong, is anxious to take advantage of the promising market of Indonesia, which is home to a population of 276 million, and represents one of the fastest growing emerging markets of the fastest growing World with annual economic growth higher than 5 percent on average between 2016 and 2019 before pandemic. Rding to local media reports.

The Homeworth Appliances manufacturer established its Southeast Asia manufacturing base in the capital of Indonesia, Yakarta, in 2016, which makes it a key part of its global supply chain. The BYD electric vehicle manufacturer has been associated with Indonesian partners to promote the use of new energy vehicles in the Southeast Asian nation. The first lot of 30 electric buses produced by the Chinese continental company went to the roads in Yakarta earlier this year: the first Chinese electric buses in operating in the country.

Hong Kong was the second largest investor in Indonesia with $ 4.3 billion in 2021, just behind Singapore, which invested $ 5 billion. In December last year, the Fintech platform based in Hong Kong Welab took a control participation of $ 240 million in the Jasa Yakarta bank, under which he plans to launch a digital bank in Indonesia in the second half of this year.

at the state level, relations between China and Indonesia have seen a remarkable development since the two countries established a comprehensive strategic association in October 2013. China has been the largest commercial partner in Indonesia for nine consecutive years , and it has also been the largest export destination of the Southeast Asian nation. for six consecutive years.

Bilateral trade between the two countries reached $ 124.34 billion last year, growing

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