Social Affairs

Disaster comittee

New committee to review disaster response

The government has set up a committee with the aim of reviewing its existing mechanism to tackle disasters and coming up with measures.

29 Aug, 2017

water supplies

Most water and power supplies back to normal

The government announced over the weekend that the city’s water and electricity supplies are back to normal, admitting that, however, the supplies to some residential buildings had not yet been restored

28 Aug, 2017

typhoon pakhar macau

No damage or injuries caused by tropical storm Pakhar in Macau

Tropical storm Pakhar lashed Macau with strong winds but no severe damage or injuries have been sustained. Typhoon no. 8 lasted seven hours between 6am and 1pm on Sunday.

27 Aug, 2017

Typhoon signal 1 raised and parts of the city still without power

The typhoon signal 1 was hoisted by the Macau meteorological and geophysical bureau at 11:30am this morning as tropical storm Pakhar approches the territory.

26 Aug, 2017

PLA deployed in Macau

People’s Liberation Army deployed and another typhoon on the way

For the first time since the handover in 1999, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been deployed on the streets of Macau.

25 Aug, 2017

Macau typhoon Hato

Chief Executive apologizes to residents for “not doing enough”

“In facing this disaster, we admit that we have not done enough, there is room for improvement. Here I represent the MSAR government in expressing our apologies to the residents,” Chui said.

25 Aug, 2017

Macau water supply

Water back in taps by Saturday

Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) Director Susanna Wong Soi Man said on Thursday that the city’s tap water supply would be fully restored in one or two days.

24 Aug, 2017

water supplies

Local water supplies expected to last until next week

Alexis Tam said at a press conference this afternoon that Macau is facing a water scarcity crisis after typhoon Hato hit Macau on Wednesday.

24 Aug, 2017

Typhoon Hato Macau

Meteorological Bureau Director resigns after typhoon Hato hits Macau

The announcement was made during a press conference with the Chief Executive, Secretaries and directors of services.

24 Aug, 2017

Typhoon Hato kills 6 and injures 150 in Macau

Six people were killed and about 150 were injured when Macau was hammered by Typhoon Hato Wednesday with a wind speed of 240 km/h at one point, coupled with high tide that caused severe flooding in low-lying areas, causing a city-wide blackout, water supply stoppages and telecommunication breakdowns.

23 Aug, 2017

Total chaos in Macau as typhoon Hato hits

Three people have died several are injured and missing in Macau after Typhoon Hato hit the city today, according to the Civil Defence Centre. Typhoon signal 10 was hoisted at 11:30am. At 6pm, signal 8 is still hoisted.

23 Aug, 2017

Typhoon signal 8 hoisted in Macau

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) hoisted the No.8 typhoon signal today's morning.

23 Aug, 2017

Construction of Seac Pai Van water treatment plant starts

The construction of Macao Water’s Seac Pai Van water treatment plant in Coloane got off the ground on Monday. The ground-breaking ceremony for the project was held at the site.

22 Aug, 2017

Bridges

Beijing rejects fourth bridge, sinking Macau investment

Beijing has rejected the proposal for a new bridge connecting Macau and Taipa, citing safety concerns, the Macau Infrastructure Development Office (GIT) informed on Friday.

21 Aug, 2017

dog abuse

Cop pays 35,000 pataca fine for mistreating dog

A Judiciary Police officer has paid a fine of 35,000 patacas for mistreating his dog, but does not face criminal charges

18 Aug, 2017

uber drivers

Former Uber drivers reportedly operating again

Former Uber drivers have reportedly united and returned to work by using a social network to provide taxi services

17 Aug, 2017

phone scammers

Recent phone scammers not from mainland says police

The Judiciary Police believe that the fraudsters in the recent wave of phone scams made the calls from foreign countries and not the mainland

17 Aug, 2017

Malaria

Goverment confirms imported malaria, dengue cases

The Health Bureau announced one case each of imported malaria and dengue fever on Wednesday night

17 Aug, 2017

Ho Chio Meng case

Court convicts 6, acquits 3 in trial related to ex-top prosecutor’s graft case

Three of the nine defendants in a trial related to Ho Chio Meng were acquitted while the other six were sentenced to two to 14 years behind bars.

16 Aug, 2017

transmac

Four buses no longer stop at Praça Ferreira do Amaral

The Transport Bureau is considering diverting four bus routes (7, 10B, 28BX, and 28C), resulting in them no longer stopping at the Praça de Ferreira do Amaral. 

16 Aug, 2017