In the lead up to his 2024 Policy Address, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng is meeting with local figureheads, organisations and associations – seeking opinions on what the SAR’s year ahead should look like, TDM reports.
On Monday, he met with Macao’s representatives at the National People’s Assembly.
At the meeting, José Chui Sai Peng said the government needed to enhance the city’s image as a non-gaming destination. Lao Ngai Leong, meanwhile, thought tax benefits from China’s central authorities should be used to spur business ventures in the Guangdong-Macao In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin.
Ho indicated that hastening development in the Hengqin would be on the agenda. He said that Macao and Guangdong authorities were looking at ways to boost investment and improve cross-border infrastructure.
André Cheong, the secretary for administration and justice, meanwhile brought up the importance of revising Macao’s electoral laws for the chief executive and Legislative Assembly elections.
He also said that the city would aim to improve the tourism and leisure sector, promote emerging industries in Hengqin, and speed up economic diversification.