The government’s latest overall budget for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project amounts to 16.4 billion patacas ( US$ 2.05 billion) – but not including the still unscheduled LRT peninsula section, Mak Soi Kun, who heads the legislature’s Follow-up Committee for Public Finance Affairs, quoted government officials as saying.
18 Jul, 2018
The Legislative Assembly (AL) passed a government-drafted bill on the management of Macau’s coastal waters, slated to come into effect after its promulgation in the Official Gazette (BO), during a plenary session Thursday.
13 Jul, 2018
The role of Macau as a platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries under the Hong Kong-Hong Kong Greater Bay Area (GBA) initiative was championed by Chief Executive Chui Sai On at the end of a tour of the nine cities of the GBA.
12 Jul, 2018
Previously suspended lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou resumed his seat in the Legislative Assembly (AL) Tuesday after the legislature had finally received a notification from the Court of First Instance (TJB) confirming that last month’s judgement which imposed a fine on him for illegal assembly and demonstration has become legally binding.
4 Jul, 2018
The government Thursday launched a 45-day public consultation on the drafting of a new civil protection framework bill, with the aim of allowing the government to better respond to “unforeseen public incidents” – such as typhoons, other natural disasters and major accidents.
29 Jun, 2018
Suspended directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou said in a statement Wednesday that he will withdraw his appeal – which he submitted on Monday – against last month’s ruling by the Court of First Instance (TJB) which found him guilty of illegal assembly and demonstration, adding that he will pay the fine imposed by the court so that he can resume his legislative duties as early as possible.
28 Jun, 2018
Suspended directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou and fellow non-establishment activist Scott Chiang Meng Hin have each filed an appeal against last month’s ruling by the Court of First Instance (TJB) which found the duo guilty of illegal assembly and demonstration, the Court of Final Appeal (TUI) said in a statement Tuesday.
27 Jun, 2018
The State Council appointed Zhang Rongshun as a vice-director of the Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau. The Macau liaison office has four vice-directors.
26 Jun, 2018
The Macau government recently proposed to the central government that Macau’s Lotus Flower Bridge border checkpoint be moved from Cotai to Hengqin Island in Zhuhai.
25 Jun, 2018
From Thursday the Chief Executive Chui Sai On heads an official delegation from the Macau government on a tour of cities in the Greater Bay Area Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao.
20 Jun, 2018
Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) official Carol Duh Chia-fen, who heads the council’s Department of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs, said Thursday that the government-appointed council is currently in talks with the island’s immigration department to give Macau residents the choice whether to use their Portuguese or Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) passports to enter Taiwan.
15 Jun, 2018
Well-known Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang briefed local government officials Thursday on his work and the central government’s approach towards diplomacy and international relations.
15 Jun, 2018
The Macau government announced Wednesday that Macau permanent residents who are gainfully employed or running a company in Hong Kong can apply for a permit to drive their cars into the neighbouring city via the Hong-Kong-Zhuhai-Macau (HKZM) Bridge
14 Jun, 2018
The Portuguese Secretary of State for Tax Affairs, António Mendonça Mendes, the representative of the Portuguese government for the ceremonies of June 10 praised the government of Macau for the opportunity given to Portuguese nationals to live and work in the region.
11 Jun, 2018
Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Wednesday that the local government will continue to support the building of “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI), adding that in building the BRI, the central government had given Macau enormous support, and it was also Macau's responsibility to contribute.
7 Jun, 2018
The annual June 4 vigil was held Monday night in Senado Square attracting approximately 200 attendees as the weather improved later into the evening.
5 Jun, 2018
The court of first Appeal sentenced Sulu Sou to a fine of MOP 40,800 and Scott Chiang to a fine of MOP 27,600 today, according to Radio Macau. If Sou or Chiang do not pay the fines, they will be subject to spending 80 days in jail.
29 May, 2018
Chief Executive Chui Sai On called Monday for open-minded and innovative forms of cooperation between Macau and Beijing, particularly in terms of how to advance Macau’s participation in the central government’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA).
29 May, 2018
The University of Macau (UM) on Saturday held its first flag-raising ceremony to celebrate its congregation day, becoming the first public university in Macau to have held a flag-raising ceremony on campus.
28 May, 2018
The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has failed to properly carry out processing tasks for its purchased books – such as their registration in its library catalogue system, sorting and cataloguing – so that a large number of books are still not on the bookshelves in its libraries for residents to use despite being purchased many years ago, the Commission of Audit (CA) said in a hard-hitting report Wednesday.
24 May, 2018