The government said yesterday it expected a by-law on the supply of recycled water to be completed later this year and to put the service out to public tender next year. Maritime Administration (CP) Director Susana Wong Soi Man made the remarks during a press conference at the CPheadquarters in Barra, The Macau Post Daily … Continue reading "Govt prepares by-law on supply of recycled water"
7 Jan, 2013
Maritime Administration (CA) Director Susana Wong Soi Man said at the CA headquarters Sunday that as a result of the ferry crash on December 29 in which 26 people on a jetfoil were injured, the government might take measures to ensure passenger safety by enforcing the use seatbelts during ferry trips. Wong said that the … Continue reading "Govt mulls making seatbelts compulsory on jetfoils"
7 Jan, 2013
The Legislative Assembly (AL) Thursday passed the amended income and asset declaration bill drafted by the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) after its second reading and vote. Commissioner Against Corruption Vasco Fong Man Chong admitted during the meeting that the law was not a “panacea” which could cure all ills in society. The bill will take … Continue reading "Macau lawmakers pass income and asset declaration bill"
4 Jan, 2013
Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said in a New Year’s message that the government still needed to improve its administration. The Government Information Bureau (GCS) released Chui’s message Monday to mark New Year’s Day. Chui said in the message that the local economy and civil society had developed in a stable manner and continuously … Continue reading "Chef Executive vows to improve administration"
2 Jan, 2013
Macau’s visitor arrivals decreased by 1.8 percent year-on-year to 2,374,110 in November 2012, according to figures released on Friday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Of all the arrivals in November, 51.1 percent spent only one day. The average length of stay of visitors stood at 1.0 day, up by 0.1 day year-on-year, … Continue reading "Macau’s visitor arrivals down 1.8 pct year-on-year in November"
2 Jan, 2013
The Ministry of Public Security of China will start issuing a new pass for Hong Kong and Macau residents to use to travel to the mainland, according to a statement from the ministry on Sunday. From today, Hong Kong and Macao residents can apply for the new pass that features upgraded anti-counterfeiting technology, including an … Continue reading "China to start new mainland pass for HK, Macau residents"
2 Jan, 2013
Only about 35 percent of 798 local respondents said that they were very satisfied or satisfied with the overall performance of the government this year, according to the results of a survey released THursday. The survey also found that about 50 percent of the respondents said that the performance of the government this year was … Continue reading "Government satisfies only 35% of the population according with survey"
28 Dec, 2012
Newly appointed Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena da Senna Fernandes said Wednesday at her swearing in ceremony in the Tourism Activity Centre that Macau would see a further growth in terms of the number of tourists visiting the city, but contended that Macau is still capable of handling the increase. Senna Fernandes … Continue reading "New tourism office director confident Macau can handle more visitors"
27 Dec, 2012
Taiwan-based Uni Air launched its Taichung-Macau service on Tuesday amid local airlines’ increasing interests in tapping the market. A subsidiary of EVA Air, Taiwan’s second largest airline company, Uni Air became the second Taiwanese carrier, after Mandarin Airlines, to offer service between central Taiwan’s biggest city and the gambling heaven Macau. Uni Air’s bid will … Continue reading "Taiwanese Uni Air launched Taichung-Macau service"
26 Dec, 2012
Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said that Macau would “face new opportunities but also higher risks” next year due to the “complexities in the global economy”. In face of doubts clouding the worldwide prospects, Chui said the administration would first ensure the stability of public finances and the employment of Macau residents. During his … Continue reading "2013 will bring to Macau new opportunities but also risks says Chief Executive"
26 Dec, 2012
The new director of the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), Helena de Senna Fernandes said last Wednesday (20) she want more tourist attractions in the less-visited parts of the city. Senna Fernandes, who took up her post from Joao Manuel Costa Antunes, said her office aimed to “enrich the tourism elements of the entire city … Continue reading "New MGTO director want more tourism attractions in less-visited parts of Macau"
26 Dec, 2012
Li Fei, deputy director of the Committee for the Macau Basic Law under the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), said Tuesday that the country’s two systems [the mainland’s socialist system and Macau’s capitalist system] should coordinate with each other rather than contradict each other. According to The Macau Post Daily, Li made … Continue reading "NPC official calls for harmony between nation’s 2 systems"
19 Dec, 2012
Macau, China, 18 Dec – Some 64 percent of local people are "happy" with the 10 years following Macau’s return to the China, according to a survey released Thursday by the General Association of Trade Unions of Macau (AGOM). According to The Macau Post Daily, 29 percent had ‘no comment," just five percent said they … Continue reading "Macau survey show 64 pct of the population ‘happy’ with post-handover decade"
18 Dec, 2012
A total 359 of the 364 members of the Electoral Committee to elect the local deputies to the National People’s Congress (NPC) Monday cast their votes for Macau’s 12 NPC deputies. Nine of the ballots were invalid. There were 15 candidates. Among the 12 elected NPC deputies, comprising four females and eight males, 10 were … Continue reading "359 elect 12 local NPC deputies among 15 candidates"
18 Dec, 2012
The Communist Party of China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection member Li Gang, currently a vice-director and spokesman for the central government’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong, will become Beijing’s top representative in Macau early next year, Hong Kong media reported at the weekend. The South China Morning Post quoted “Beijing sources” as confirming the … Continue reading "Beijing’s top man in Macau to be Discipline Inspection Commission member"
17 Dec, 2012
Macau’s Legislative Assembly Thursday approved the budget proposal for 2013, which includes expenditure of 82.57 billion patacas (US$10.321 billion) and a surplus of 52.23 billion patacas (US$6.528 billion). The proposal presented by the government projects growth of 17 percent in overall revenues to 134.8 billion patacas (US$16.850 billion) and of 6.74 percent in expenditure to … Continue reading "Macau budget for 2013 outlines surplus of US$6.528 billion"
17 Dec, 2012
Among the government’s five policy secretaries, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U was given the highest marks – 63.7 points, while Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Man obtained just 53.5 points – merely 3.5 points higher than the “pass mark” and the lowest among the quintet, according to the findings … Continue reading "Poll shows 2 policy secretaries just close to pass mark"
14 Dec, 2012
A study released yesterday suggests that the defunct shipyards near Coloane Village be revived with a ship-building museum showcasing boat-building tools and machinery as exhibits as well as having on-site workshops in order to preserve the area, culture and industry that once flourished in Macau. The government’s Consultative Council for the Renewal of Old Quarters … Continue reading "Govt mulls reviving Coloane’s defunct shipyards for tourism"
13 Dec, 2012
Fifteen locals have been confirmed as candidates for election to the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC), which will be held next Monday. The 15 candidates comprise 10 NPC veterans running for re-election and five newcomers Leong Heng Teng, spokesman for the presidium overseeing the election, made the announcement after a meeting presided over by Chief … Continue reading "15 run for Macau’s 12 NPC seats – incl 5 newcomers"
12 Dec, 2012
The Environmental Bureau (DSPA) urged citizens who visit the current Food Festival near Macau Tower to take their own utensils to promote “greener living” while encouraging them to reduce the amount of rubbish generated. Over 30 pupils from four secondary schools took part in a campaign Sunday in Sai Van Lake Square, where the annual … Continue reading "Eco-bureau urges Food Festival visitors to take their own utensils"
11 Dec, 2012