Social Affairs

IAM inspectors find contaminated bun in Areia Preta bakery

The Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) said in a statement on Thursday that its inspectors tested a cream-filled bun sample that was found to have an excessive number of staph bacteria, when they were carrying out regular random testing in Areia Preta.

28 Aug, 2020

4th Macao-Taipa bridge project gets off the ground

The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) has announced that the contractors of the fourth Macao-Taipa bridge project held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday.

28 Aug, 2020

Hong Kong to ease social distancing from Friday

Hong Kong will partially ease social-distancing measures from Friday, despite confirming 21 new coronavirus infections on Thursday.

27 Aug, 2020

New tracking system for imported frozen food to start next week

In order to track down problematic imported frozen food products more easily, the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) has launched a new tracking system which will be implemented next week.

27 Aug, 2020

Government axes library project for old courthouse (Update)

The government has decided not to go ahead with the controversial project by its predecessor to redevelop the old courthouse in Nam Van into the city’s new central library.

27 Aug, 2020

Lorry gutted in blaze on Friendship Bridge, no one injured

A lorry travelling on the Macao-Taipa Friendship Bridge was gutted by fire last night, the Fire Services Bureau (CB) said.

27 Aug, 2020

Macao Central Library will not be built in the Old Court House

The future Macao Central Library will no longer be built in the Old Court building, in Praia Grande.

26 Aug, 2020

New board of directors appointed to TDM

The director of GCS, Chan Lou, the president of the Holy House of Mercy Antonio Freitas and legislator Vong Hin Fai have been appointed as new members of the non-executive board of directors of TDM.

26 Aug, 2020

New customs headquarters project at Pac On to start next year

The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) has announced that it expects the construction of the new headquarters of the Macau Customs Service on the land reclamation area officially known as Zone E1 to get off the ground in the first half of next year.

26 Aug, 2020

Eco-bureau recycles over 45,000 ICT products & household appliances

Wenmix Chan Kwok Ho, who heads the Environmental Protection Bureau’s Environmental Infrastructure Management Centre (DSPA), told reporters on Tuesday that the bureau has recycled 45,132 used ICT (information and communications technology) products and electrical household appliances since the launch of the bureau’s “Electronic and Electrical Equipment Recycling Programme” in January.

26 Aug, 2020

85,014 pupils back to school next month – up 2.8%

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) said in a statement yesterday that it expects Macao’s schools to have 85,014 pupils when the new school year 2020/21 starts next month, a 2.8 per cent increase from the 82,683 pupils in the previous school year.

26 Aug, 2020

Locals will have to pay for quarantine after 1st time

From next month, Macao residents who undergo their 14 days of quarantine and medical observation at one of the government’s “quarantine hotels” will also have to pay a fee of MOP 5,600 from the second time onwards.

25 Aug, 2020

Facemasks to continue

The government advises residents to continue to wear a facemask when out and about for the time being despite the fact that Macao’s COVID-19 epidemic has eased for a long time.

25 Aug, 2020

Cross-border vehicle traffic made easier

From tomorrow, Macao vehicles with a Guangdong-Macao dual licence plate will be permitted to cross the Macao-Zhuhai border without the need to make an appointment online.

25 Aug, 2020

96% back government’s vocational subsidy scheme

The Macau Service Sector Employees General Association said in a statement on Monday that over 96% of the respondents of a survey that it carried out recently said that they support the government’s decision to run a vocational training subsidy scheme during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

25 Aug, 2020

Hong Kong new COVID-19 cases drop to single digits

The number of new coronavirus cases in Hong Kong dropped to just nine on Monday – the lowest since the beginning of July.

24 Aug, 2020

Kindergarteners to return classes early next month

Secondary schools, primary schools and kindergartens will return to in-class teaching at the beginning of September.

24 Aug, 2020

Metal frame in corridor project between Gongbei & Barrier Gate collapses

Part of a metal-framed structure in the ongoing reconstruction project of the corridor between Zhuhai’s Gongbei checkpoint and Macao’s Barrier Gate checkpoint collapsed near the Gongbei side on Saturday afternoon.

24 Aug, 2020

BOP records surplus of MOP 12.1 billion in 2019

Macao’s preliminary balance of payments (BOP) for last year recorded a surplus of MOP 12.1 billion.

24 Aug, 2020

Old factory in future tyre park to be demolished for hygiene reasons

A row of former textile factory buildings situated in an area planned for the city’s first-ever tyre park in Taipa need to be demolished as they are posing an environmental hygiene threat to the nearby residential neighbourhoods.

24 Aug, 2020