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Government extends GDI, sets up OBOR office

The operation of the Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) will be extended for another two years, to June 30 2019, according to an announcement published in the Official Gazette (BO) on Monday. The government announced in 2015 that the operation of the office will be extended to June 30, 2017. The office was set up in […]

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The operation of the Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) will be extended for another two years, to June 30 2019, according to an announcement published in the Official Gazette (BO) on Monday.

The government announced in 2015 that the operation of the office will be extended to June 30, 2017.

The office was set up in 2000 as an infrastructure “project team” for two years, which then was led by a director and a deputy director. Since then, the operation of the office has been extended several times.

The government announced in October last year that the office will be headed by a director assisted by two deputy directors.

Meanwhile, the government has established a working committee for the city’s participation in the central government’s One Belt, One Road Initiative (OBOR), according to an announcement in Monday’s Official Gazette.

According to the announcement, one of the duties of the committee is to coordinate the planning for the city to participate in, as well as contribute to the initiative. The committee will also promote studies to formulate respective policies, the announcement said.

The committee, chaired by Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, consists of his five policy secretaries, the chief-of-cabinet of the chief executive, the government’s spokesperson, a representative from the Macau Foundation (FM), two representatives from the Policy Research Office (GEP) and two representatives from the Chief Executive Office, as well as a representative from each of the five police secretaries’ offices.

(Macau News / The Macau Post Daily)

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