连通珠澳、融入大湾区—— 橫琴打造集口岸服务、交通枢纽及配套商业为一体的城市综合体，探索粤港澳紧密合作新模式。 …
去年12 月，连接珠海拱北站至橫琴长隆的珠机城轨一期工程全线贯通；正在建设当中的珠机城轨二期则将延伸至珠海机场。届时，横琴将是珠海东西交通的枢纽站；而即将开通的广佛江珠城轨及其延长线，又将令广州到横琴的车程仅需70 分钟。横琴更将成为珠江西岸交通枢纽的作用更加凸显。更受关注的是，在横琴和澳门合作的最新战略中，将规划隧道接驳琴澳两地，届时澳门与横琴交通将更加便捷。橫琴的战略地位。
目前，众多世界级知名企业选择入驻横琴。来自橫琴新区的数据显示，已有超5000 亿项目投资入驻横琴，与澳门隔江相望。目前，在横琴注册企业已突破5.85 万家，其中，港资企业1324 家，澳资企业1388 家，以及众多世界500 强企业。
区内规划显示，橫琴将建设包括中央公园—— 中央绿谷、文化艺术体验中心、横琴之眼、文创设计艺术馆、未来科技馆等。横琴天沐河道规划有10 座桥梁，以“ 山水都市、生态岛城” 为目标，将景观与实用相结合，实现“ 一桥一景”、打造极具横琴文化特色的城市景观。
在医疗方面，橫琴规划建设综合性医院五家，其中两家按三级甲等医院标准建设，床位数800 个；一家按二级医院建设，床位数500 个；另有两家按三级医院建设，床位数200 个。据《珠海市卫生与健康“ 十三五” 规划》提出，横琴还将与广州医科大学合作，新建一家三甲公立综合医院—— 广州医科大学横琴医院。
在教育科研设施方面，规划建设小学15 所，初中7 所，高中5 所，布局满足各级学校服务半径需求。还将建设软硬件建设一流的横琴中心幼儿园，拥有完备的现代化教学设施的横琴小学，和世界级顶尖学府“ 哈罗礼德” 携手合作的横琴礼德学校。
Hengqin is at the forefront of exploring a new mode of cooperation among Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, building an urban complex that stands out as a port, a transportation hub and a support center for regional businesses.
Hengqin’s future as a strategic center for the western side of the Greater Bay Area is taking shape. With the recent opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB), traffic flows across the Pearl River Delta are changing as vehicles move to and from, and through, Hengqin. Further changes are to come, with the first phase of the Hengqin urban rail transit project due to open at the end of this year, when trains will be able to run from the Gongbei Port out to the new Hengqin Railway Station. It is becoming apparent that Hengqin is not only playing a vital role to facilitate the integration of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, but it is also playing a more established and prominent role in the Greater Bay Area.
There is even more to come. The second phase of the urban rail project, which is still under construction, will extend to Zhuhai International Airport by 2025. Furthermore, once the Hengqin Railway Station is fully developed, it will connect to Macau via the Light Rail Transit. And in the meantime, a tunnel is being planned to connect the two cities, making ground transportation between Macau and Hengqin more convenient.
Companies are taking note of Hengqin’s potential. According to data from the Hengqin New Area government, more than RMB 500 billion worth of projects have been registered, from 58,500 enterprises. These include 1,324 from Hong Kong, 1,388 from Macau, and many Fortune 500 enterprises.
Hengqin will also be a center of culture and recreation. According to the area’s masterplan, Hengqin will have its own “Central Park” – the Central Green Valley. Located here will be attractions such as the Cultural and Art Experience Center, Eye of Hengqin, Cultural and Creative Design Art Museum, and Future Science and Technology Museum. Ten bridges are also planned to be built over the Tianmu River, to help make Hengqin a “landscape city and ecological island”.
World-class medical facilities will be built here. Hengqin plans to build five general hospitals, two of which are Grade III Class-A hospitals, equipped with 800 beds; one will be built as a Grade II hospital, equipped with 500 beds; and the other two as Grade III hospitals, equipped with 200 beds. According to the 13th Five-year Plan for Zhuhai Hygiene & Health, Hengqin will also cooperate with Guangzhou Medical University to build a Grade III Class-A public general hospital named Hengqin Hospital, affiliated to Guangzhou Medical University.
In terms of educational and scientific research facilities, Hengqin plans to build 15 primary schools, 7 middle schools and 5 high schools. Hengqin will also build Hengqin Central Kindergarten with first-class software and hardware, Hengqin Primary School with complete modern teaching facilities, as well as Innovation Leadership Academy Hengqin which is in cooperation with “Harrow ILA”, one of the world’s top education institutions.
Great efforts are being made to attract talent to Hengqin. Under a policy known as the Interim Measures for House Renting and Living Allowances for Talents, the area aims to attract top expertise in various fields from the international community to develop their career in Hengqin.