Social Affairs

GCS facebook

Government Information Bureau to join Facebook and Instagram

The Government Information Bureau (GCS) plans to provide information about the government on Facebook and Instagram, Victor Chan Chi Ping, who heads both the Government Information Bureau (GCS) and the Government Spokesperson’s Office, said on Tuesday.

22 Feb, 2017

Macau smoking lounges

Smoking lounges in casinos not against WHO

Setting up smoking lounges in casinos is not contrary to the World Health Organisation's (WHO) suggestion of building a smoke-free environment, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said on Monday.

21 Feb, 2017

Macau taxi fare

Taxi groups call for taxi fare hike

Representatives of several taxi groups submitted a joint application for an increase in taxi fare to the Transport Bureau (DSAT) on Monday. The cabbies insisted that the increase was needed to keep pace with the sector’s rising running costs.

21 Feb, 2017

Nacky Kuan

Seac Pai Van water plant project to start 2017 mid-year

Macao Water Executive Director Nacky Kuan Sio Peng said on Wednesday that construction of the Seac Pai Van water treatment plant was slated to start in the middle of this year, adding that the facility is planned to be operational in 2019.

16 Feb, 2017

Leung Hio Ming

Chui Sai On appoints Leung Hio Ming as new culture chief

Chief Executive Chui Sai On has appointed Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) vice president Leung Hio Ming as the bureau's president for a two-year term, effective from today according to Wednesday's Official Gazette.

16 Feb, 2017

smoking lounges

60 percent of casino workers back smoking lounges

Research findings show that 60 percent of Macau’s casino workers think that a full smoking ban in casinos would have a positive impact on them.

14 Feb, 2017

Light Rail Transit

Government to consult public on Light Rail Transit law

The government has launched a two-month public consultation on Monday to propose a legislation on the future operation of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, with the aim of finishing a draft bill regulating the matter by the end of this year.

14 Feb, 2017

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge

Macau will have to chip in for Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge costs

The final costs of construction for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge will exceed the original estimated budget. The three governments will now have to chip in on a proportional basis to make up for the difference.

10 Feb, 2017

live poultry

Live poultry imports to cease in Macau

Live poultry imports to Macau will cease permanently due to concerns over the bird flu virus, Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan said on Thursday.

10 Feb, 2017

Macau's motor vehicle registrations

Macau’s motor vehicle registrations dropped 29 percent last year

The number of new registrations of motor vehicles dropped 29.1 percent year-on-year to 13,935 last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Wednesday.

9 Feb, 2017

Macau's terrorist threat

Macau’s terrorist threat remains low

Although Macau's terrorist threat remains “low”, the Public Security Forces will further strengthen their assessment of possible security risk factors and improve their law enforcement efforts, the Office of the Secretariat for Security said in a statement on Wednesday.

9 Feb, 2017

Live poultry

Live poultry sales in Macau won’t be resumed “until it’s safe”

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said on Tuesday that the government has not yet come up with a timetable to resume the sale of live poultry.

8 Feb, 2017

Macau Scooter

Two stroke engine vehicle subsidy plan to begin next Wednesday

Macau residents can apply for the government’s subsidy to scrap scooters and other kinds of vehicles with two-stroke engines starting next Wednesday until the end of June, Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) Vice Director Ip Kuong Lam said on Monday.

7 Feb, 2017

BNU

BNU donates 10.6 million patacas to University of Macau

Local Portuguese lender BNU has committed a donation of 10.65 million patacas to establish an endowment fund at the University of Macau Development Foundation (UMDF) with the aim of supporting both teaching and academic research of a chair professor at the Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) of the University of Macau.

3 Feb, 2017

Housing Macau

Agency forecasts up to 10 per cent in home price rise

Local property agency Mcore Properties forecast that home prices in the city will rise up to 10 per cent this year, boosted by local residents’ strong demand for housing and a stronger economic performance.

2 Feb, 2017

Anima Macau

Anima plans sending Macau’s greyhounds to Portugal

The local dog racetrack is set to close next year and one of the plans to save the greyhounds that are there is to send them to Portugal, according to a statement from local animal protection society Anima’s President Albano Martins.

2 Feb, 2017

Live poultry

Bird flu stops live poultry sales for at least 3 days

The government announced yesterday that all sales of live poultry in the city will be stopped at least for the next three days from today after discovering the H7 strain of the avian influenza virus (AIV) in a chicken sample at the Nam Yue Wholesale Market on Thursday.

27 Jan, 2017

Macau government plans to repossess Taipa ocean park land

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario said on Tuesday that the government was planning to declare the invalidity of the land concession for a plot originally set aside for an ocean park project in Taipa.

25 Jan, 2017

Macau's inflation

Liaison chief praises Macau’s ‘exceptional’ development

Central People’s Government Liaison Office Director Wang Zhimin said in his address during a reception on Friday celebrating the Chinese New Year it was “exceptional” that Macau could achieve full employment and economic stability last year amid the ongoing pressure of the global economic slowdown.

23 Jan, 2017

100 join anti-Trump Women’s March in Macau

About 100 US citizens living in Macau participated in a Women’s March protest against US President Donald Trump on Saturday, after his inauguration in Washington, DC, on Friday (1 a.m. Saturday Macau time), according to local Chinese-language online media All About Macau.

23 Jan, 2017