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Around 350 thousand tourists to visit Macau during Labour Day holiday

Crowd control measures may be implemented in Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro during the Labour Day holiday, according to Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes. Senna Fernandes made the statement Monday when speaking to reporters after a meeting with the Legislative Assembly’s Follow-Up Committee for Public Administration Affairs in the legislature. … Continue reading "Around 350 thousand tourists to visit Macau during Labour Day holiday"

29 Apr, 2014

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Huge Video-Game Stadium Coming to Hengqin island near Macau

Hong Kong-based developer, Lai Fung Group, announced plans to build a video-game complex in Hengqin island, adjacent Macau with a 15,000-seat arena. The arena will be the centerpiece of a US$ 2.8 billion gaming theme park. The idea for the V-Zone, as the wider project is called, was conceived about a year ago, when Lai … Continue reading "Huge Video-Game Stadium Coming to Hengqin island near Macau"

28 Apr, 2014

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Almost 8 million visitors in Macau in the first quarter of 2014

In the first quarter of 2014, visitor arrivals to Macau reached 7,690,166, up by 9% year-on-year, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Visitors from Mainland China and the Republic of Korea increased by 17% and 18% respectively, while those from Hong Kong and Taiwan decreased by 9% and 4%. According to the DSEC … Continue reading "Almost 8 million visitors in Macau in the first quarter of 2014"

25 Apr, 2014

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Liaison chief praises Chui’s ‘farsighted’ land lease, coastal water requests

Li Gang, director of the Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau, Wednesday described Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On’s idea of asking Beijing for more land leases on Hengqin Island and jurisdiction over Macau’s coastal waters as “farsighted”. He made the remarks on the sidelines of a public event at the private Macau University … Continue reading "Liaison chief praises Chui’s ‘farsighted’ land lease, coastal water requests"

24 Apr, 2014

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Government picks 5 venues for electing CE Election Commission members

Chief Executive Electoral Management Committee President Song Man Lei said yesterday that the committee had picked five locations for polling stations for the election of the Chief Executive Election Commission members. Song, one of the three Court of Final Appeal (TUI) judges, made the announcement while speaking to reporters after the committee held a regular … Continue reading "Government picks 5 venues for electing CE Election Commission members"

23 Apr, 2014

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CE Chui Sai On says government asks Beijing for more land in Hengqin & jurisdiction over city’s c

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said yesterday his government would apply to the central government to lease more land on Hengqin Island, which, if approved, would be used for local enterprises to develop their business there. He also said he believed if more local enterprises set up their business on the island this would … Continue reading "CE Chui Sai On says government asks Beijing for more land in Hengqin & jurisdiction over city’s c"

23 Apr, 2014

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Macau’s CE Chui Sai On to attend legislature’ 1st YouTube live streaming

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On will attend a Q&A session today in the legislature’s hemicycle which will be streamed live on YouTube for the first time, according a statement from the Government Information Bureau (GCS) yesterday. According to the GCS statement, apart from four websites including the legislature’s own website which will stream the … Continue reading "Macau’s CE Chui Sai On to attend legislature’ 1st YouTube live streaming"

22 Apr, 2014

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Macau government to provide 51 basic TV channels from today

The government started to connect the signal for its “basic TV channels” provided by “Macau Basic Television Channels, Limited” at midnight last night, marking the end to Macau Cable TV’s 15-year monopoly. The connection was made at 34 signal access points from where the TV signal is relayed to local households through overhead cables belonging … Continue reading "Macau government to provide 51 basic TV channels from today"

22 Apr, 2014

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CE electoral management committee expects budget hike

Chief Executive Electoral Management Committee President Song Man Lei said  Tuesday that the committee expected the budget for the upcoming election of the 400-member Chief Executive Election Commission and the election of the chief executive to be increased. However, she did not say by how much it will be increased as the committee is still … Continue reading "CE electoral management committee expects budget hike"

19 Apr, 2014

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Govt eyes network communication convergence within 3 years

It will take three years for Macau to be ready for convergence of television, video and data communication services into one single network, Telecommunications Regulation Bureau (DSRT) Acting Director Horry Hoi Chi Leong said Wednesday. Hoi made the remarks at a press conference on the future development of the local television service. According to Hoi, … Continue reading "Govt eyes network communication convergence within 3 years"

17 Apr, 2014

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Grand Prix aims to reduce noise to 115 decibels

The Macau Grand Prix Committee (CGPM) said Tuesday it aims to reduce the noise levels produced by the vehicles to no more than 115 decibels. CGPM Sporting Subcommittee Chong Coc Veng made the announcement during a press conference about the 61st Macau Grand Prix in November. The press conference, co-hosted by the committee’s Co-ordinator João … Continue reading "Grand Prix aims to reduce noise to 115 decibels"

16 Apr, 2014

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Consultation on non-mandatory central provident fund starts today

The Social Security Fund (FSS) announced Tuesday that the public consultation period for a non-mandatory central provident fund system begins today and will end on June 13, in which four consultation sessions will be held, two on April 28 and May 7 respectively for employers and two on May 10 and 17 respectively for the … Continue reading "Consultation on non-mandatory central provident fund starts today"

16 Apr, 2014

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Lawmakers reject trade union bill

With only nine votes in support, 14 against and seven abstentions, a bill submitted by lawmakers José Pereira Coutinho and Leong Veng Chai on the right of workers to form trade unions was rejected by the Legislative Assembly (AL) Monday. While Coutinho heads the Macau Civil Servants Association (ATFPM), Leong a board member of the … Continue reading "Lawmakers reject trade union bill"

15 Apr, 2014

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Macau light rail transit system to be ready only in 2018 or 2019

Macau and Taipa will not be linked by the Light rail transit system (LRT) before 2018 or 2019, the government announced Friday during a meeting with legislators at the Legislative Assembly. Lei Chan Tong, coordinator at the Transportation Infrastructure Office, told the legislators on Friday that by July the government would provide all the numbers … Continue reading "Macau light rail transit system to be ready only in 2018 or 2019"

14 Apr, 2014

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Youth group vows to boost political awareness

The Macau Youth Federation (MYF) announced in a press conference Sunday  that registration is now open for those wishing to take part in its seventh annual programme to boost their political awareness. MYF President Amy Chan Sao Chai said her association would accept 100 applicants aged 18 to 39. She said the programme would include … Continue reading "Youth group vows to boost political awareness"

14 Apr, 2014

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Govt vows to minimise hassles during APEC meeting

Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes admitted Sunday she believes that there will be some inconvenience to the public during the 8th Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Tourism Ministers Meeting (TMM) in the city next month, vowing that the government will do its best in minimise the hassles it may cause … Continue reading "Govt vows to minimise hassles during APEC meeting"

11 Apr, 2014

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Legislative committee passes pay hike for public servants

Legislative Assembly Third Standing Committee President Cheang Chi Keong said Thursday that the committee’s members had finalised their discussion on the government’s bill on another pay hike for public servants. Cheang said the committee members had signed a report to confirm that they agree with the terms and conditions of the government’s proposal. Cheang said … Continue reading "Legislative committee passes pay hike for public servants"

11 Apr, 2014

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USJ says its architecture graduates’ job prospects are ‘excellent’

The Roman-Catholic University of Saint Joseph (USJ) organised Thirsday a “Career Day”, in which 32 companies and non-profit organisations participated by setting up booths to provide students with job information, give career talks and offer employment. The one-day career fair was held in one of the university’s premises – Cheng Feng Commercial Centre – in … Continue reading "USJ says its architecture graduates’ job prospects are ‘excellent’"

11 Apr, 2014

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Beijing appoints Li Gang top rep in Macau

The Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau said in a statement Thursday that the central government has appointed Li Gang as its new director. Li’s appointment had been widely expected. The director of the liaison office is the central government’s higher ranking official posted to Macau. The office said in the statement that Li’s … Continue reading "Beijing appoints Li Gang top rep in Macau"

10 Apr, 2014

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Fisherman´s Wharf revamp to cost US$ 128.2 billion

David Chow, CEO of Macau Legend Development Ltd signed Tuesday a HK$4.2-billion loan deal with 10 banks to revamp Macau Fisherman’s Wharf. ICBC Macau and Banco Nacional Ultramarino SA (BNU) are the lead arrangers of the HK$4.2-billion loan. There are also another eight other participating banks: Macau Branch of Bank of East Asia Ltd, Luso … Continue reading "Fisherman´s Wharf revamp to cost US$ 128.2 billion"

9 Apr, 2014

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