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Water bureau warns of severe salt tides this winter

Macao’s freshwater supplies could be affected. Bureau encourages ferry terminal shops to reopen as sailings increase.

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Macao’s freshwater supplies could be affected. Bureau encourages ferry terminal shops to reopen as sailings increase.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 12:32 am

The head of the Marine and Water Bureau has warned of more severe salt tides this winter, which could affect the city’s freshwater supply.

Susana Wong told TDM Chinese Radio that she will maintain communication with her opposite number in mainland China, and said the new round of freshwater replenishment has commenced.

She said she hoped that the region can persevere through the dry season.

About 96 per cent of Macao’s water supply is sourced from Zhuhai. 

Regarding the resumption of ferry routes, Wong said the usage of the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal has been increasing since the return of the Outer Harbour-Sheung Wan route.

As most of the shops in the terminal have closed, the bureau is working with contractors to encourage businesses to reopen.

The bureau is also communicating with ferry operators on relaunching other suspended ferry routes to mainland China, TDM reported. 

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 12:32 am

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