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Light Rail Transit firm to be set up before the middle of the year

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario said Tuesday he expects a fully government-owned company tasked with the construction and operation of Macau’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) system to be set up before the middle of this year.

3 Apr, 2019

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BOC opens virtual centre for GBA and BRI projects

The novel Bank of China (BOC) Global Advanced Corporate Finance Centre concept got off the ground Tuesday, providing a financing platform for local investors participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Greater Bay Area (GBA) development projects.

3 Apr, 2019

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Casino receipts drop 0.4 pct last month

Casinos’ gross revenue from games of chance fell by 0.4 percent year-on-year to 25.84 billion patacas (US$ 3.23 billion) last month, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) announced Monday.

2 Apr, 2019

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First batch of 5,400 doses of MMR vaccines ‘can be used from tomorrow’

Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion said yesterday that the first batch of 5,400 doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines that his bureau has ordered will arrive in Macau Tuesday night.

2 Apr, 2019

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Ka Ho rehab hospital starts operating

The public Ka Ho Rehabilitation Hospital in Coloane came into operation Monday, providing up to 188 beds primarily for senior citizens receiving rehabilitation or palliative treatment.

2 Apr, 2019

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Airport operator’s 2018 profit rises 18 pct

The local airport operator has reported a profit of 532 million patacas before preferred dividends last year, a year-on-year increase of 18 percent.

1 Apr, 2019

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Measles situation under control: Health Bureau

Health Bureau (SSM) Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Director Lam Chong attending Sunday’s Macau Forum as a guest speaker said his bureau has provisionally concluded that Macau’s measles situation is under control.

1 Apr, 2019

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Hotel guests rise 5.3 pct in Jan-Feb

Macau’s 117 hotels and guesthouses recorded 2.33 million guests in the first two months of the year, an increase of 5.3 percent year-on-year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

1 Apr, 2019

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Delta mega-bridge among “New 8 scenic spots”

Penha Hill, Two Lakes and One Tower, Largo do Senado (Senate Square), Long Chao Kok, Coloane Fishing Village, Travessa da Paixao, Rua da Felicidade, and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge got the most votes in an online ballot for “Macau New Eight Scenic Spots”, a campaign organised by the Chinese Cultural Exchange Association (CCEA).

1 Apr, 2019

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Government proposes bill on trade in rough diamonds

The Executive Council announced yesterday that the government has drafted a bill which – if approved by lawmakers – would enable Macau to implement the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), which then would allow Macau to import rough diamonds.

29 Mar, 2019

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang promises greater market access for investors from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday pledged to grant greater market access for investment from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

29 Mar, 2019

#Politics

CESL Asia vows to expand on mainland in the Portuguese speaking-Countries

CESL Asia aims to leverage its Macau platform advantages while embracing the Greater Bay Area (GBA) Outline Development Plan, looking for chances to better explore multilateral investment opportunities in the Portuguese-speaking Countries (PSCs), Macau and the Chinese mainland, CESL Asia President and CEO António Trindade told The Macau Post Daily in an interview at the Macau International Environmental Cooperation Forum & Exhibition (MIECF 2019) at the Venetian in Cotai Thursday .

29 Mar, 2019

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Eco-fair focuses on building ecological civilisation

Acting Chief Executive Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said Thursday that Macau as one of the core cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA), apart from promoting the adequate diversification of its economy, ecological civilisation construction was the “only way” to achieve sustainable development.

29 Mar, 2019

#Economy

Graft busters reveal raft of criminal cases by civil servants

The Commission Against Corruption’s (CCAC) 2018 Annual Report published Wednesday revealed a string of criminal cases allegedly committed by civil servants, including two cases involving senior officials who allegedly abused their power for personal gain.

28 Mar, 2019

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Permanent Secretariat of Macau Forum vows to implement its work via 5 elements

Xu Yingzhen, secretary-general of the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macau), said Wednesday that this year, the focus of the secretariat’s work would be based on five elements, namely promoting trade and investment, promoting cooperation on production capacity, carrying out training of human resources, and supporting the development of Macau as a platform for China and Portuguese-speaking countries for economic and trade cooperation.

28 Mar, 2019

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CTM’s profit reaches 941 million patacas, 5G launch set for mid-next year

Local telecom operator CTM has made a profit of 941 million patacas in 2018, the company’s CEO Vandy Poon Fuk Hei said Wednesday, pointing out that this year marks an important time for 5G development as Macau’s leading telecom operator prepares to put the superfast connection into service in the middle of next year.

28 Mar, 2019

#Business

Last greyhounds leave racetrack kennels

The last 10 greyhounds adopted overseas left the kennels of the now defunct dog racetrack in Fai Chi Kei Tuesday, Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) President José Maria da Fonseca Tavares said.

27 Mar, 2019

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Two Macau restaurants among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

Odette in Singapore has taken top honours, succeeding four-time winner Gaggan in the No.1 spot. Serving Asian-inspired modern French cuisine, chef Julien Royer's Odette claims the coveted titles of The Best Restaurant in Asia, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, and The Best Restaurant in Singapore in a ceremony held Tuesday in Macao.

27 Mar, 2019

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Liaison chief raises 3 points, 2 big tasks for Macau

Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau Director Fu Ziying raised “three points” for Macau’s civil society, namely upholding the authority of the nation’s Constitution and the Macau Basic Law, accelerating Macau’s integration into the overall national development, and carrying out two big tasks – the organisation of the upcoming chief executive election and the transition to the incoming local government.

27 Mar, 2019

#Politics

Govt grants 200 more radio taxis to current operator

The government has granted Macau Radio Taxi Services Limited - the city’s current and only radio taxi company - a licence to operate another 200 special radio taxis, with the first 100 additional taxis slated to come into service in the fourth quarter of this year.

26 Mar, 2019

#Business