Director of the HZMB Authority Joined the project in 2004
Former chairman of Guangdong Provincial Expressway Development Co., Ltd., Zhu Yongling joined the HZMB project as director of the preparatory office before becoming director of the HZMB Authority. Zhu contributed 14 years to the project, devoting a large chunk of his adult life to the bridge.
He considers the bridge a pilot field at the intersection of “One Country, Two Systems” that taps into the advantages of the three regions. And the project embodied the participants’ initiative and consolidated strength from all walks of life.
Zhu facilitated sound coordination between governments of the three regions, using both reason and affection. He believes people’s hearts are connected. He is adept at discovering able people and placing them in suitable posts and encouraging contractors and employees to innovate. He thinks that his job is to motivate rather than manage personnel. The bridge has now been completed. He gave the credit and honor to his colleagues. “If people still remember that I was the first director of the HZMB Authority a century from now, that would be enough.”