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Thursday, August 17, 2017
‘Regional Collaboration Towards a Better Future’ is the theme for this year’s edition of the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF), the organisers announced in a press release. In its 6th edition, the GTEF will be held from October 16 to...
The MSAR Government disbursed some MOP342 million (US$42.47 million) for the maintenance of condominiums via the Building Maintenance Fund by the end of July. A total of 2,862 cases were approved for receipt of the subsidy, with the most...
More people are needed in the field of heritage protection in the private sector, and the gov’t is handling over a thousand requests for opinions per year regarding building projects, commercial signage and more, says head of the Cultural Heritage Department of the Macau Cultural Affairs Bureau, Deland Leong Wai Man. Meanwhile, the cultural heritage protection law doesn’t have to wait on the city’s overall master plan.
Groups and individuals in general welcome the preferential policies that the central government is considering rolling out

Easy guess

Sinogal makes sole bid for the operations and maintenance of the Macau Special and Hazardous Waste Treatment Plant, and is expected to renew the service contract the company has held since 2010

CY Leung visits TCM

Vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Leung Chun-ying paid a visit to the Guangdong-Macau Traditional Chinese Medicine Science and Technology Industrial Park (TCM) in Hengqin last Wednesday, to study the progress of...
As Hong Kong authorities tighten controls on eggs originating from Europe due to the discovery of contaminated eggs imported from the Netherlands, MSAR authorities guarantee no eggs from the country have been imported this year

Doctors wanted

According to the Health Bureau, the MSAR will need 550 new medical professionals by 2020, with medical graduates currently having to wait as long as three years to apply for certification
As at the end of October last year, the number of investments from Macau and Hong Kong that had been registered in the Chinese city of Dongguan, had recorded year-on-year growth of 30 per cent for 10 consecutive months,...

Not so smart

The New Macau Association has raised doubts about the legitimacy of the deal Alibaba and the MSAR Gov’t inked last week. The Association claims private data management is opaque – while the public have yet to be consulted about the ‘Smart City’ plan.
After more than seven hours of debate, the rental bill has been partially passed
A slew of new preferential policies for Hong Kong and Macau residents is being considered by the central government, an official with the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council to Chinese news outlet Xinhua has...

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A decrease of 1,185 non-residents was registered between the first and second quarter, accounting for 178,694 of the 648,400 total population as at end-H1
Chinese BYD Company Ltd. has signed two separate agreements with Chong Ou Direct Bus Services Limited and gaming operator Galaxy Entertainment Group that could see around 25 electric buses hit local streets in the next four to six months
Hengqin New District Administrative Committee reveals plans for further development and co-operation with the MSAR - plus the challenges ahead
Authorities regulating the border crossing on the Zhuhai side have revelaed that the co-operation plan for the clearance system between the MSAR and the neighbouring city will soon be rolled out, according to Chinese language news outlet Ta Kung...
The Macau SAR Government has ordered the restructuring of the administrative committee of the Office for Personal Data Protection (GPDP), following the cessation of functions of one of its members, a dispatch published in the Official Gazette announced yesterday....
Part of the bill was passed despite legislators questioning the feasibility of the newly amended bill combating deadbeat tenants
Of the 715 roadworks the government planned to finish in 2017 only 31.7 per cent were wrapped up in the first half of this year
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