The fund has a duration of 12 years, with Leong explaining that after seven years, it will recalculate the average investment return rate per annum.
If this rate exceeds 7.8 percent, “there will be a sharing of this extra bonus between Canton and Macau. Macau will take about 55 percent of this extra bonus,” Leong said on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the 2018 MIECF.
According to Macau Daily Times, Leong also said Macau has been in talks with Guangdong and that the relevant administrative procedures for the fund have just been completed.
He said the fund would mainly target infrastructure projects in Guangdong, which will be selected by the province.
“Because these projects are good for the Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Greater Bay area […] there can be certain returns to the fiscal reserves [and it is good for Macau] to integrate [with] the Greater Bay Area development,” Leong added.
“Regarding what exactly those projects will be, Guangdong is relatively more understanding. What projects we [Macau] care about more, such as infrastructure, [Guangdong] will surely choose,” he concluded.
The returns of the investment will go toward the fiscal reserve.