DSAL support local associations with MOP20 mln in 2016

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Last year, The city’s Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) disbursed some MOP20 million (US$2.5 million) in support of local associations, mostly in operations and for holding events, according to a dispatch posted in the Official Gazette yesterday.
The amount increased by 11.4 per cent when compared to the MOP18.1 million disbursed in 2015.
Of the 32 beneficiaries, the Macau Federation of Trade Unions (FOAM) received the largest amount of support from DSAL – at MOP8.15 million.
Meanwhile, in subsidising the Script Road – Macau Literary Festival founded in 2012 by local newspaper Ponto Final, the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture offered MOP500,000 in the second quarter of this year. The Festival was also funded by the Macao Foundation, which contributed another MOP500,000.