Social Affairs

Macau government to regulate max levels of heavy metals in food

Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng said Monday that its members have completed their discussion of a by-law on the maximum levels of heavy metals allowed to be contained in foodstuff.

28 Aug, 2018

Macau’s jobless rate remains at 2.4 pct

Local residents’ unemployment rate remained unchanged at 2.4 percent in the May-July survey period compared to the previous period (April-June), the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement Monday.

28 Aug, 2018

Macau e-government services development “sluggish”: audit

In a hard-hitting report published Thursday, the Commission of Audit (CA) slams the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP) for its “sluggish” progress in the development of e-govermment services over the past two decades.

24 Aug, 2018

Only government can stop Macau’s plastic pollution: eco-activist  

As the plastic waste generated by the city has reached a “worrying” situation, the government is “the only one” that can stop Macau’s residents from generating massive plastic waste on a daily basis, eco-activist Annie Lao said.

24 Aug, 2018

Macau’s disaster-tackling ability has ‘hugely’ improved: Wong  

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said Wednesday that Macau’s ability to tackle disasters over the past 12 months – after deadly Super Typhoon Hato pummelled the city – has “hugely” increased.  

23 Aug, 2018

Air quality to only improve at weekend: observatory

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) said yesterday that it expected Macau’s air quality to improve only at the end of this week.

22 Aug, 2018

Health Bureau “very concerned’ about cholera bacteria at Hac Sa Beach in Macau

The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Thursday that it is “very concerned” about the findings in water samples taken from the sea at Coloane’s Hac Sa Beach that have been found to contain the Vibrio cholerae bacterium which causes cholera.

17 Aug, 2018

Macau government spends 3.5 million patacas on 16 emergency shelters

The government said Thursday that it has spent 3.5 million patacas (US$ 437 thousand) on setting-up the city’s 16 evacuation shelters and four emergency assembly and pick-up points, as well as for preparations to ensure that the shelters are ready for operation in the case of a storm surge during a typhoon.

17 Aug, 2018

Macau life back to normal after being affected by typhoon Bebinca

All typhoon signs were cancelled today at 11:00AM .

15 Aug, 2018

Typhoon Bebinca to affect Macau

The Macau Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) hoisted today 7:30 p.m. the number 8 typhoon warning signal resulting in the suspension of all public buses and ferries services between Macau and Hong Kong.

14 Aug, 2018

Macau Observatory mulls No. 8 signal as Bebinca hovers around

The chance of hoisting the No. 8 typhoon signal is “medium” and if it happens, it is expected to be early this morning, the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) said in a statement

14 Aug, 2018

Seac Pai Van residents rally against hazardous materials warehouses

Hundreds of residents living in Coloane’s Seac Pai Van public housing estate Sunday took part in a rally opposing the government’s plan to build warehouses for hazardous materials near their homes.

13 Aug, 2018

Macau Observatory says No. 8 signal possible tonight

The Macau Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) said in a statement last night that it will possibly hoist the No. 8 typhoon signal between tonight and Tuesday morning.  

13 Aug, 2018

Macau population reaches 658,900 in June

Macau’s population reached 658,900 as at the end of the second quarter, an increase of 2,200 from the previous quarter, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

13 Aug, 2018

Macau Observatory mulls higher typhoon signal

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) hoisted the No.1 stand-by signal at 5 p.m. Thursday and said in a statement that there was a “fifty-fifty” chance that the No. 3 tropical cyclone signal would be hoisted today.

10 Aug, 2018

Macau greyhounds’ kennel conditions are improving: IACM  

Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) Administrative Committee member Ung Sau Hong said Thursday that the 533 greyhounds left behind by the owners of the now-defunct Canidrome are in good health, and that the conditions of the kennel facilities are improving.  

10 Aug, 2018

CCAC says received complaint about handling of greyhounds  

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) told local media Wednesday that it had received a complaint earlier in the day about the ongoing process of looking after the greyhounds left behind at the closed Canidrome and their relocation.

9 Aug, 2018

Lawmakers pass bill on elderly rights

The Legislative Assembly (AL) Tuesday passed a government-initiated bill on the framework for the protection of senior citizens’ rights, which aims to create a more senior citizen-friendly society.

8 Aug, 2018

No timetable for Land Law changes: Chan

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said Monday the government was studying the various issues possibly resulting from the implementation of the current Land Law that took effect several years ago.

7 Aug, 2018

China work permit requirement for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan jobseekers on the mainland to be abolished

Beijing announced on Friday it would abolish a work permit requirement for employees from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

6 Aug, 2018