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Macau and Taiwan sign airline double taxation deal

The local and Taiwan governments signed an agreement on Thursday to grant airline companies from either region a reciprocal tax exemption. Representatives from the two regions signed the double taxation avoidance agreement at the Macau Art Museum (MAM) in Nape. Speaking to reporters after the signing ceremony, Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Department of Hong Kong … Continue reading "Macau and Taiwan sign airline double taxation deal"

11 Dec, 2015

#Business

Construction budget for Macau Pac On Terminal on leash

The construction budget for the new Pac On Terminal in Taipa is to be controlled at below MOP3.8 billion, the head of the Infrastructure Development Office, Chau Vai Man told the Assembly. This updated price tag quoted by the Office has ballooned compared to the total construction of MOP 3.28 billion estimated in 2014. Chau … Continue reading "Construction budget for Macau Pac On Terminal on leash"

11 Dec, 2015

#Economy

Secretary for Transports and PW says Macau infrastructure difficult to be completed by 2019

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosário said on Thursday it was “not normal for there to be 80 casinos shuttle bus routes while there are only about 70 public buses routes”, vowing that the government will tackle the issue in 2016. Speaking in the Macau Assembly Rosário apologised about how to deal … Continue reading "Secretary for Transports and PW says Macau infrastructure difficult to be completed by 2019"

11 Dec, 2015

#Politics

Macau Canidrome Chief vet reveals importing of dogs in “death trade”

A covertly recorded interview with the chief vet of the Canidrome has revealed how Australian greyhounds are being sourced and imported to Macau, in what ABC has termed a “death trade” in the latest of a series of investigations aired through the broadcaster’s news program entitled “The 7:30 Report”. After being deemed uncompetitive on Australia’s … Continue reading "Macau Canidrome Chief vet reveals importing of dogs in “death trade”"

10 Dec, 2015

#Gaming

Macau Light Rail Train in Taipa to start operating in 2019

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario said he expected the Taipa section of the city’s Light Rapid Transit System (LRT) to finally start operating in 2019, adding that the government should be able to launch a public tender for the construction of the LRT station in Barra next year. Previously, the Taipa … Continue reading "Macau Light Rail Train in Taipa to start operating in 2019"

10 Dec, 2015

#Politics

Macau government expects legal assistance deals with HK, mainland next year

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said the government would do its best to ink separate mutual legal assistance (MLA) agreements with its mainland and Hong Kong counterparts next year. Chan made the remarks after attending a seminar at Hotel Royal on the planned legal co-operation deals. Chan attended the one-day seminar … Continue reading "Macau government expects legal assistance deals with HK, mainland next year"

9 Dec, 2015

#Politics

Ukraine runners dominate Macau´s marathon

Ukraine’s Vitaliy Shafar and Olena Shurkhno have taken this year’s Macau Marathon titles in the male and female categories, respectively. Shafar was clearly the strongest in his category, running the 42.195 kilometers in a mere 2:14:44. Shurkhno won with a time of 2:33:24 in the race held Sunday in Macau’s streets. A total of 8,000 … Continue reading "Ukraine runners dominate Macau´s marathon"

7 Dec, 2015

#Sports

“Synergy” of 3 tourism events a success says Macau Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam praised the “synergy” of the annual marathon, the annual Latin City parade and the newly launched Macau Light Festival. The policy secretary made the remarks on the sideline of the Light Festival’s opening ceremony at the Luis Gonzaga Gomes Sino-Luso Secondary School. The Macau Galaxy Entertainment International … Continue reading "“Synergy” of 3 tourism events a success says Macau Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture"

7 Dec, 2015

#Tourism

Union urges Macau government to stop granting more gaming tables

Several members of the Gaming Employees Advancement Association petitioned the government on Sunday not to authorise any more gaming tables for Macau’s six casino operators. After handing the group’s petition to an official outside Government Headquarters, Willis Chan Chi Kin, who heads the union, insisted that the current number of gaming tables was “quite enough”, … Continue reading "Union urges Macau government to stop granting more gaming tables"

7 Dec, 2015

#Gaming

Macau government strengthens push for breastfeeding

The government plans to further strengthen its push for breastfeeding in Macau, such as by drafting regulations which require all public places to include nursing rooms, informed Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion. Lei made the remarks during a Q&A session about Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng’s portfolio’s policy … Continue reading "Macau government strengthens push for breastfeeding"

4 Dec, 2015

#Politics

HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge good for passenger flow says Simon Chan

The head of the Civil Aviation Authority, Simon Chan, says passenger flow will be positively affected with the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge. Simon Chan has also hailed improvements being done at the Macau International Airport. The President of the Civil Aviation Authority believes that the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will have a significant and … Continue reading "HK-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge good for passenger flow says Simon Chan"

4 Dec, 2015

#Economy

Macau government strengthens push for breastfeeding

The government plans to further strengthen its push for breastfeeding in Macau, such as by drafting regulations which require all public places to include nursing rooms, informed Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion. Lei made the remarks during a Q&A session about Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng’s portfolio’s policy … Continue reading "Macau government strengthens push for breastfeeding"

4 Dec, 2015

#Politics

Macau Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture announces ‘fresh’ ideas to boost leisure tourism

Responding to lawmaker Kou Hoi In’s criticism of the government’s perceived failure to come up with “fresh” ideas to promote tourism next year, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng insisted that his portfolio’s 2016 policy guidelines included some “quite creative and fresh ideas” to further develop the city’s leisure tourism. The … Continue reading "Macau Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture announces ‘fresh’ ideas to boost leisure tourism"

4 Dec, 2015

#Politics

Macau increases exports to China under CEPA

Macau’s goods exports to mainland China under the Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) totalled 89.39 million patacas between January and November, according to the Macau Economic Services (DSE). In November the value of exported goods amounted to 12.5 million patacas, an increase of 114.2 percent over the figure for October, a month in which exports … Continue reading "Macau increases exports to China under CEPA"

3 Dec, 2015

#Economy

So calls for more Macau government measures to boost tourism

SJM Chairman Ambrose So Shu Fai said the gaming industry hopes that the government will come up with new measures to boost tourism. So made the comment on the sidelines of the gaming operator’s annual charity auction and dinner at Grand Lisboa. The auction of five lots of meals at Michelin three-star French restaurant Quintessence … Continue reading "So calls for more Macau government measures to boost tourism"

3 Dec, 2015

#Tourism

False imprisonment cases rise 135 percent in Macau

The police recorded 308 false imprisonment cases in the first nine months of the year, a year-on-year surge of 135.1 percent, from just 131 in the same period last year, announced the Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak announced. Wong said that the total number of recorded crimes, however, saw a 2.2 percent year-on-year drop, … Continue reading "False imprisonment cases rise 135 percent in Macau"

3 Dec, 2015

#Politics

Paulo Chan vows to put Macau’s gaming industry in order

Former Assistant Public Prosecutor-General Paulo Martins Chan was officially sworn in on Tuesday as the director of the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ), bracing himself for a new chapter of his career expected to be fraught with challenges. The gaming regulator’s new head, appointed by the Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leong, told … Continue reading "Paulo Chan vows to put Macau’s gaming industry in order"

2 Dec, 2015

#Gaming

Macau’s gambling revenue plunges by a third in November

Gambling revenue in Macau plunged 32.3 percent in November from a year earlier, extending a decline from the previous month and hovering near five-year lows as the world’s biggest gambling hub struggled to attract wealthy Chinese punters. Revenues in Macau have fallen for 18 consecutive months due to slowing economic growth and a broader crackdown … Continue reading "Macau’s gambling revenue plunges by a third in November"

2 Dec, 2015

#Gaming

Police to set up cyber security centre in Macau

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said the Judiciary Police (PJ) planned to establish a cyber security centre. Wong did not say when the centre would get off the ground. On the first day of the two-day Q&A session in the legislative hemicycle, 18 lawmakers raised a range of issues concerning the city’s public security. … Continue reading "Police to set up cyber security centre in Macau"

1 Dec, 2015

#Politics

Macau Government aims to begin building 4th water pipeline by year’s end

A Marine and Water Bureau’s (DSAMA) statement said that the government was trying to begin the construction of a fourth water pipeline in Cotai by the end of the year. According to the statement, the local government signed an agreement with its Guangdong counterpart in Zhuhai yesterday, for the construction of the new water pipeline … Continue reading "Macau Government aims to begin building 4th water pipeline by year’s end"

1 Dec, 2015

#Politics