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Nearly 6,000 private flats under construction in Macau

Macau, China, 15 Aug – Another agglomeration of new private flats will flood the local property market as a total of 5,951 flats are being built, 345 have been built, and 356 have been granted occupation permits, according to the latest figures released by the Lands, Public Works and Transportation Bureau (DSSOPT) Sunday. Although it … Continue reading "Nearly 6,000 private flats under construction in Macau"

15 Aug, 2011

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No more public housing flats after 19,000 units finished said Macau´s CE

Macau, China, 12 Aug – Macau’s Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Thursday that he cannot promise that more public housing flats will be built in the future. Speaking in a Q&A session in the Legislative Assembly Chui later revealed during the session that the government had reserved land for 6,000 flats other than … Continue reading "No more public housing flats after 19,000 units finished said Macau´s CE"

12 Aug, 2011

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Shun Tak buys First Ferry ( Macau )

<Macau, China, 12 Aug – Shun Tak-China Travel Shipping Investments said in a statement Thursday that it has entered into a sales and purchase agreement with New World First Holdings, to acquire all shareholdings in New World First Ferry Services ( Macau ), The Macau Post Daily reports today. The transaction includes acquisition of vessels … Continue reading "Shun Tak buys First Ferry ( Macau )"

12 Aug, 2011

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Population rises to record 558,100 in June

Macau, CHina, 11 Aug – Macau’s population – comprising residents and non-local workers – reached 558,100 at the end of the second quarter, the highest number on record, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Wednesday. The previous population record stood at 557,330, at the end of the third quarter of 2008. At the end … Continue reading "Population rises to record 558,100 in June"

11 Aug, 2011

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Macau´s police bust “ice” materials supply base

Macau, China, 10 Aug – The Judiciary Police (PJ) has busted a “materials supply base’ that had been supplying materials to the city’s “Ice factory” that the police discovered a fortnight ago, PJ spokesman Chan Kin Hong said Tuesday The owner of the business, which purported to be a bona fide recycling workshop, a 54-year-old … Continue reading "Macau´s police bust “ice” materials supply base"

10 Aug, 2011

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2011 Macau International Fireworks Display Contest to be held on September and October

Macau, China, 8 Aug – The 23rd Macau International Fireworks Display Contest, organized by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), will be held on 10, 12, 17, 24 September and 1 October 2011 at the sea area in front of the Macau Tower. Nine out of the ten teams this year have taken part in … Continue reading "2011 Macau International Fireworks Display Contest to be held on September and October"

8 Aug, 2011

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Sands announces 6,000-room ‘Cotai Central’ project

Macau, China, 8 Aug – Sands China has announced that its newly branded “Sands Cotai Central” project will feature 6,000 rooms and suites from the Conrad, Sheraton, Sheraton Towers and Holiday Inn brands as well as meeting and convention space, two casinos and a wide range of retail outlets and entertainment and dining options. The … Continue reading "Sands announces 6,000-room ‘Cotai Central’ project"

8 Aug, 2011

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Govt axes ferry departure tax

Macau, China, 3 Aug – The government announced yesterday the upcoming cancellation of its ferry departure tax, for which each passenger departing Macau by sea must pay 19 patacas, The Macau Post Daily reports today.   Leong Heng Teng, spokesman for the Executive Council (ExCo), announced the decision in a press conference at Government House … Continue reading "Govt axes ferry departure tax"

3 Aug, 2011

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Police bust Macau´s first Ice factory

Macau, China, 29 Jul – The Judiciary Police (PJ) has busted Macau’s first “Ice factory” -and nine suspects in three separate drug-related cases were arrested by the police this week according to The Macau Post Daily today. The “factory” manufacturing Ice (Methamphetamine) in the densely populated Iao Hon district was bust­ed by police on Wednesday, … Continue reading "Police bust Macau´s first Ice factory"

29 Jul, 2011

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WHO chief says Macau´s location”advantageous” to traditional Chinese medicine development

Macau, China, 29 Jul – World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Mar­garet Chan Fung Fu-chun said Thursday that Macau enjoyed an “advantageous” geographic loca­tion to develop traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as it is one of the most important cities where the East-meets-West heritage created a multi-cultural community. Chan spoke to reporters after signing a co-operation pact … Continue reading "WHO chief says Macau´s location”advantageous” to traditional Chinese medicine development"

29 Jul, 2011

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Macau lawmakers complete discussing ‘nest egg’ bill

Macau, China, 29 Jul – The Legislature’s Third Standing Committee has completed its discussions on the government-drafted finance reserve system bill and committee members signed the report including their opinions on the draft law  to be presented to a plenary session, lawmaker-cum-banker Cheang Chi Keong, told The Macau Post Daily Thursday. Cheang said that about … Continue reading "Macau lawmakers complete discussing ‘nest egg’ bill"

29 Jul, 2011

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Macau lawmakers complete discussing ‘nest egg’ bill

Macau, China, 29 Jul – The Legislature’s Third Standing Committee has completed its discussions on the government-drafted finance reserve system bill and committee members signed the report including their opinions on the draft law  to be presented to a plenary session, lawmaker-cum-banker Cheang Chi Keong, told The Macau Post Daily Thursday. Cheang said that about … Continue reading "Macau lawmakers complete discussing ‘nest egg’ bill"

29 Jul, 2011

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Traditional medicine pact with WHO to cost 24 million patacas

Macau, China, 28 Jul – Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On will sign a 24-million-pataca (US$3 million) co-operation pact with the World Health Organi­sation (WHO) today to launch a host of training programmes in traditional medicine that will last four years starting in September, The Macau Post Daily reports today. Health Bureau (SSM) Di­rector Lei … Continue reading "Traditional medicine pact with WHO to cost 24 million patacas"

28 Jul, 2011

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13 injured in gas blast in Macau

Macau, China, 27 Jul – A total of 13 people were injured in a suspected gas explosion in a restaurant in Macau’s Outer Harbour area Tuesday, the government said. Eight of the injured required hospital treatment and only one remained in hospital for observation. The injured included five men and eight women, one of whom … Continue reading "13 injured in gas blast in Macau"

27 Jul, 2011

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Pansy Ho plans to invest in Taiwan tourism

Macau, China, 26 Jul – Pansy Ho Chiu King, co-chairwoman of MGM China Holdings, told Taiwan ’s Want Daily in an interview published yesterday that her company was making plans to invest in Taiwan ’s hospitality and tourism sector, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing the island’s Central News Agency (CNA).   The CNA … Continue reading "Pansy Ho plans to invest in Taiwan tourism"

26 Jul, 2011

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Asians accounts of 97.4 pct of all visitors in 1st half

Macau, China, 25 Jul – Visitors from Asia made up 97.4 percent of all visitor arrivals in the first half of this year. In the same period of last year Asian visitors accounted for 97.3 percent of all arrivals, The Macau Post Daily reports today.   Macau recorded 13.2 million visitor arrivals in the first … Continue reading "Asians accounts of 97.4 pct of all visitors in 1st half"

25 Jul, 2011

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Record 2.55 million visit Macau in July

Macau, China, 24 Aug – Macau logged a record 2.55 million visitor arrivals in July, up 18 percent year-on-year, The Macau Post Daily reports today, quoting data released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC). The daily average of visitor arrivals reached 82,286 last month, corresponding to nearly 15 percent of Macau ’s population. The … Continue reading "Record 2.55 million visit Macau in July"

24 Jul, 2011

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Beijing posts new Foreign Ministry commissioner to Macau

Macau, China, 21 Jul – The central government has appointed Assistant Foreign Minister Hu Zhengyue as the Foreign Ministry&rsquo;s new commissioner in Macau. according to Xinhua news agency. According to the Foreign Ministry website, Hu was born in Zhejiang province in 1953. He joined the Foreign Ministry in 1976. His previous postings include Malaysia , … Continue reading "Beijing posts new Foreign Ministry commissioner to Macau"

21 Jul, 2011

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Macau govt vows light rail will reach ‘international standards’

Macau, China, 21 Jul – Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io said Wednesday that the final plan of the government&rsquo;s light rail transit (LRT) project is &ldquo;the best&rdquo;, pledging that its construction will follow &ldquo;international standards&rdquo; by setting up a fire-prevention system and taking measures to protect the environment. The Macau Post … Continue reading "Macau govt vows light rail will reach ‘international standards’"

21 Jul, 2011

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Macau International Music Festival to feature Hac Sa Beach party

Macau, China, 20 Jul – The government’s annual music festival, which celebrates its silver jubilee this year, has been known for making use of the city’s heritage sites to present top-notch performances, and this year, the choice of venues has been extended to a “natural” stage, Hac Sa Beach, The Macau Post Daily reports today. … Continue reading "Macau International Music Festival to feature Hac Sa Beach party"

20 Jul, 2011

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