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Old July 18th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #201
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Government may recall five blocks of idle land
13/07/2011
Macau Daily Times

The lessees of five parcels of land are currently subject to hearing procedures and if proved to have “unreasonably” delayed development of the land will see the government reclaim the blocks immediately, said director of the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) Jaime Carion.

In response to lawmaker Chan Meng Kam’s interpellation, Carion said the government reviewed 113 cases of land that have been sitting idle since 2009, with some caused by “changes in city planning, lawsuits or judicial transfer” which caused delays in completion schedules according to their contracts.

He said aside from “special situations”, other important factors that could classify a block of land as idle include “whether the land concession had expired, the lessees had long overdue premiums and whether they had submitted the development plans”.

Of the 113 cases, the DSSOPT chief revealed that 48 may be held accountable for the delay in land development but more “in-depth analysis” is required, which should be completed within the year.

The other 65 cases would not suffer penalties as delays were due to “special situations” such as “changes in land concession contracts or incomplete approval of building plans, lawsuits or city planning”, Carion pointed out.

He said among the 48 cases, the Chief Executive had issued dispatches to begin hearing procedures of five land parcels. If it’s proven that lessees had prolonged the land use “seriously and unreasonably”, the government will reclaim the land in line with the law.

However, the official did not disclose when the hearings would be completed and where the five blocks are located.

Carion said in order to prevent cases such as these a measure was introduced in April last year covering land concession and the maximum fine was raised from MOP 900,000 to up to 15 percent of land premiums.

Land premium calculation methods are also going to be revised and will take into account inflation, building use, construction cost, property value and location, and the cost of financing.

On the other hand, the cross-departmental work group yesterday reclaimed 1,000 square metres of land in Hac Sa Village which was illegally occupied by people using it as a fish pond.

The DSSOPT said they informed the occupant earlier this year to vacate the area but neither a reply nor an appeal was received so they believed the area to be vacated.

With the land nearby that was previously taken back, the bureau has now reclaimed 21,800 square metres of illegally occupied land in Hac Sa Village.
Since 2009, the government has taken back 30 blocks of land, with a total area of 154,200 square metres.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #202
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Lawmakers demand urban planning law
20/07/2011 09:38:00
Macau Daily Times

Two lawmakers urged the government to speed up the drafting of the urban planning law yesterday.

Ho Ion Sang called on the administration “to pay more attention to land use and management and to create or improve [the current] laws.” Ho gave as examples the hills in Taipa, which are again the centre of controversy due to new construction development.

“We have to prevent the land plots from being the object of a small group of construction developer’s interests,” he said.

“We also need to speed up the legislative work of the urban planning law and the heritage protection law, as well as revise the excessive discretion power of the authorities,” Ho added.

Gabriel Tong Io Cheng also urged the government to introduce provisions regarding construction in underground areas, like tunnels. He questioned if the current regulations and laws are enough to prevent “waste and inefficiency in the development of underground areas, just like it happened on the surface.”

“I suggest the government come forward with legal studies on urban planning and see if current legislation is in line with the needs of the use of underground areas,” he added.

Two weeks ago, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee urged Macau to develop appropriate legal and planning instruments to protect its cultural heritage, incorporating its urban planning.

The committee expressed concerns at “the continuing inadequacy of the current management system, the buffer zone and legal provisions, to protect effectively the very important visual and functional linkages between the inscribed monuments and the wider urban land and seascape of Macau”.

Au Kam San and Ng Kuok Cheong accused the government of manipulating the public consultation in the second phase of the development of Lisboa Gardens on Small Taipa Hill. Of the 880 valid views collected by the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau, about 67 percent were in favour of the second phase of development of Lisboa Gardens.

However, in a survey launched by the New Macau Association more than 1,751 people said they were against the construction of the six high-rise residential towers. The government counted the batch of 1,751 views as one opinion.

In addition, Chan Meng Kam and Ung Choi Kun slammed the government for the delays and increasing budget of the Taipa Maritime Terminal construction project. They said the public work project has been under construction for seven years now and the budget has already reached MOP 2.6 billion.

Five lawmakers also expressed concerns over education policies. For instance, Ho Sio Kam and Lee Chong Cheng urged the University of Macau to review programmes for teacher training, while Paul Chan Wai Chi said school administration should be improved in order to avoid an “education sector’s industrialisation”.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 07:06 AM   #203
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Affordable units still on hold
21/07/2011 06:15:00
Macau Daily Times

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io said raising the affordable housing income ceilings is the government’s way of providing “good will” to help solve the livelihood issues of local residents.

The government has proposed a new calculation method of income limits under which the ceilings will be raised by some 18 percent. The income ceilings for a one person and two person’s or above household will be increased to MOP 17,000 and MOP 34,018 respectively, according to the latest revision.

After the adjustments, 80 percent of residents will be eligible to apply for affordable housing, Lau said yesterday.

The secretary stressed that affordable housing is there to assist locals in solving housing problems, not to help them buy their own properties.

He said the government will ensure that the flats will not be resold to make profit, adding that the premium compensation mechanism and the penalty system are “absolutely fair”.

President of the Housing Bureau Tam Kuong Man meanwhile said after the affordable housing draft law is passed and comes into effect on October 1, the households on the waiting list will be arranged to move into the brand new affordable housing in Rua da Tranquilidade do Hipodrómo as soon as possible.

He did not comment directly about whether the application for affordable housing would be re-opened anytime soon, but stressed yesterday that the bureau needs to first handle the existing waiting list.

With regard to the 120 households that were previously removed from the social housing waiting list, Tam said the bureau cannot “ignore the law”, implying that it has no intention to restore the eligibility of those households.

The households were disqualified since their income went beyond the previous MOP 6,000 cap, which some said was after the government increased the age pension and low-income subsidy amounts.

However, Tam disagreed and said they were removed because of an increase in salaries.
The Housing Bureau chief was speaking to reporters after the meeting of the Public Housing Affairs Committee, which focused on environmental solutions for public housing projects.

The committee’s vice-president, Leong Keng Seng, said the government has proposed several solutions for public projects, like the use of recycled water in the Seac Pai Van public housing complex.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 08:18 PM   #204
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More social housing ready for tenants
23/07/2011 10:01:00
Macau Daily Times

The last building included in the Ilha Verde social housing project was completed and the Housing Bureau (IHM) said eligible households are expected to move into the brand new flats as soon as possible.

Standing 25-storey high, Cheng Nga Building provides 357 flats, which are made up of 168 so-called T0 apartments (no bedroom), 105 T1’s (one-bedroom) and 84 T2’s (two-bedroom).

It has also reserved nearly 2,000 square metres of area for social facilities and recreational use. The construction of the building cost MOP 200 million.
Located between Estrada Marginal da Ilha Verde and Travessa do Crisântemo, the Ilha Verde social housing project consists of four buildings, of which one is dedicated to house the elderly.

The whole project, including newly completed Cheng Nga Building, offers a total of almost 1,500 flats.

IHM president Tam Kuong Man meanwhile said that to cope with the expected increase of population in the northwestern district, the Transport Bureau has adjusted the bus routes and added new services to connect Ilha Verde area to the Border Gate and Areia Preta.

He also vowed that the IHM would arrange qualified households to move into Cheng Nga Building as soon as possible, in order to “assist low-income families to solve housing problems”.

On the other hand, Tam told reporters yesterday the Social Welfare Bureau has arranged for the residents of Meng Hang Building in Ilha Verde to move into the government’s temporary housing for a period of three months. The building was classified as “dangerous” by the public works department early this month and is bound to be demolished and reconstructed.

However, Tam stressed that if the residents apply for social housing, they still have to meet the related requirements.

Vice-chairwoman of the Ilha Verde Neighbourhood Association, Chan Fong, said half of the 10 households in Meng Hang Building present “urgent housing needs” but refused to move because they were not satisfied with the environment of the temporary shelter, according to TDM news.

Meng Hang Building, standing six-storey high in Avenida do Conselheiro Borja, was completed 30 years ago.

Probes conducted at the end of June and early this month found that the tilt rate of the building exceeded the current regulations limits and therefore has been categorised as “dangerous”.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 07:28 PM   #205
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Detailed plan for reclaimed land released in October
25/07/2011 08:07:00
Macau Daily Times

By October there will be a more detailed plan for the five new land reclamation projects, which will be the basis for an “extensive” public consultation, said the secretary general of the Urban Planning Society of China yesterday.

Shi Nan was one of the experts from mainland China and the US invited to attend a seminar on the preliminary master plan for the 350 hectare area.

The goal is to prepare “a more in-depth proposal” for the reclaimed land, he said. The new plan will be ready by October and it will include ideas for the land usage, transportation and the connection to the old neighbourhoods, Shi added.

The public consultation will last “two months, more or less,” and the highlight will be an exhibition to be held at the Science Centre, said the head of the urban planning department of the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau, Lao Iong.

The exhibition will allow the population to “get to know better” the proposal for the reclaimed area, said the vice-president of the Shenzhen Urban Planning Academy, Zhu Rong Yuan. A mock-up will display the data included in the new plan, such as the location of public facilities, Shi added.

The next seminar will take on some “important” issues such as eventual restrictions on building height and a possible relocation of the Outer Harbour ferry terminal, Zhu said. The latter would be “advantageous” for both the environment and the development of the Outer Harbour area, he stressed.

It could also improve the traffic congestion in the area, Shi added.

There will have to be limits to building height on the reclaimed land, the scholar acknowledged, adding that several of the five projects will face restrictions due to Macau International Airport’s air space.

Furthermore, the construction of high-rise buildings could place even more “pressure” on the old neighbourhoods, he said.

Height aside, building density should also be restricted, Zhu added.

Another issue still being discussed is whether the connection between the five reclaimed areas and the existing districts will be undertaken by tunnel or bridge, he said.

“The new urban area usage and its result will affect the structure and main characteristics of Macau,” cautioned the secretary for Transport and Public Works, Lau Si Io, during the opening of the seminar.

No deadline for Small Taipa towers

The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) will release, today or tomorrow, more information on the opinions gathered from local people and associations concerning the construction of six high-rise towers on the Small Taipa Hill.

However, there is no forecast for when the government will make their final decision on the project, the head of the urban planning department of the DSSOPT, Lao Iong, said.

The proposal is being analysed by several government departments and “I cannot predict how long they take,” Lao stressed.

DSSOPT says it received 880 valid opinions during the consultation period, between late May and mid-June, with only 242 against the project. Most of these views warned of possible negative effects on the environment and the creation of a high-rise ‘wall’ hindering air circulation, he revealed.

The conclusions will be released to other local developers, so it can “be used as a reference” and “to improve the work” of the DSSOPT, the official said.

The New Macau Association, which collected almost 1,700 public opinions calling for a halt to the project as well as for the government to recall the land from the developer, has criticised the government’s decision to count the batch as “one opinion”.
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Non-gaming the biggest challenge
28/07/2011 10:10:00
Macau Daily Times

With a string of new casinos to be built in Cotai and an insatiable demand from mainland punters, Macau’s potential is still huge and the feel-good story “is not going to change remarkably in the short term,” said David Green, managing partner of Newpage Consulting, the consultant company hired by Macau’s Administration.

“Macau is on a great trajectory that is not likely to cease any time soon and it really depends on the further development of Cotai,” he said.

Macau’s gaming market surged 45 percent in the first half of 2011 to MOP 124 billion, and Green believes gross gaming revenues will rise further to USD 32 billion (MOP 256 billion) by the end of the year, up from MOP 188 in 2010.

“Over three years I would think we’re probably talking numbers of USD 45 to USD 50 billion (MOP 361 to MOP 400 billion).”

However, Green believes that “realistically that will be very difficult” because the market needs to mature and develop other activities not related to gaming in order to guarantee a sustainable growth.

“The challenge is to identify some of the activities that are going to support non-gaming [growth],” he told journalists on the sidelines of a gaming luncheon organised by the local British Business Association and Macau Business magazine.

According to the gaming consultant, Macau needs to develop non-gaming attractions and also additional accommodation in Cotai, so that larger conventions can be held.

This seems to be the right moment to develop those amenities further, as Wynn Macau, along with MGM Macau and Stanley Ho’s SJM, are awaiting final approval from the government to begin construction of their new multi-billion casino properties.

Ignorance over concession terms

Investors are now looking to the 2020 to 2022 expiration dates of gaming concessions and reference has been made to uncertainty awaiting companies who are still considering deploying capital into Macau.

Green acknowledged that the concession term is an issue for the investment community.

“Anything that looks to be short-return period is not going to be as attractive to them in a competitive market such as we now have. […] The return periods are [now] longer because the investments are larger and so it’s a realistic concern for them to ask what will happen after 2020 or 2022.”

These deadlines seem to be also a key concern for international banks that say a lack of clarity over the renewal process is a clear deterrent for them to invest, Reuters reported.

But Green believes “there is some ignorance” about the issues related to the concession terms.

“The law says that the Chief Executive can have a onetime extension of the concessions for a period of up to five years.

“If 2020 becomes 2025, and we’re talking about 2016 opening on Cotai, you’ve got basically a nine-year payback period. In historical terms in Macau that’s a pretty good payback period,” said the gaming expert.

However, it will be very difficult for this Administration to make any commitment to what’s going to happen next.

“I wouldn’t be expecting this Administration to provide an answer, simply because even if the current Chief Executive [Fernando Chui Sai On] serves two terms he won’t be the Chief Executive in 2020,” he said.
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Gov’t buys pharmacy building for MOP 36 million
23/07/2011 10:01:00
Macau Daily Times

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The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) bought an old building said to have been the founder of Chinese Republic Sun Yat-sen’s Chong Sai Pharmacy for MOP 36 million, it was yesterday announced.

President of the bureau, Guilherme Ung Vai Meng, explained at a press conference, that despite the historical investigation had not confirmed ‘in 100 percent’ that building number 80, located at Rua das Estalagens, near the Inner Harbour, used to be the pharmacy, the government decided to protect it anyway.

“It is very likely this building was the Chong Sai Pharmacy. Moreover, considering the historical value of the building, it deserves to be protected,” he added.
Ung continued: “There is an unanimous opinion that this building is linked to Dr. Sun Yat-sen, but we will continue to carry out investigations.”

According to the head of IC, several document registrations indicate the building was bought by the founder of the Chinese Republic, to set up the Chong Sai Pharmacy [or East-West Pharmacy], in 1892.

For instance, Ung said, the characteristics of the building number 80 matches with those on the land registry report.

The head of the cultural heritage department of the IC, Jacob Cheong, stressed the restoration project would kick off in the beginning of next year. However, no schedule was yet given for the construction works to start, because the project will only be draft between October and December. Historical investigations will carry on until September he said.

The reconstruction work on this building, the President of the IC pointed out “can be a starting point to the restoration of the whole district”. He added the government had consulted two specialised companies before establishing an amount for the purchase of the building.

Ung announced that information bronze plates would be set up around Macau in the several places where Sun Yat-sen is supposed to have been, in order “to create an open museum” in the city.

The three-storey building was built almost 120 years ago and was abandoned at least seven ago. In May last year, the IC rushed to prevent its demolition, after being tipped off by two residents.

A monitoring group was established to study the case, and more than one year later it has now reached a conclusion. Jacob Cheong said the building in the Ling Nam-style is almost in ruins, not only because it is very old, but also due to previous refurbishing works that have damaged the structure.
Ung Vai Meng also announced the heritage law would be submitted to the Executive Council soon. He vowed the government would continue to do its best to protect old buildings with historical value, but also said citizens awareness would have to improve.
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Residents against Coloane building
26/07/2011 09:47:00
Macau Daily Times

A three-storey building set to rise in a patio in the centre of Coloane village is angering local residents, who claim it will bring about “a complete change in the life” to the area and worsen safety, light and air-flow conditions.

The developer is eyeing a small 153 square metre block locked between several houses and the Lord Stows Garden Café for a new L-shaped building that would include a shop.

It has also bought two of the five houses surrounding the patio, including the one whose legal registry includes that area, lawmaker Paul Chan Wai Chi told Macau Daily Times.

The developer also tried to buy out some of the other residents but they refused to sell, Coloane resident Graham Blakey told MDTimes. “One of them has lived his whole life in that house. He told them he wanted to die there as well,” said Blakey, who has been living in Pátio do Gordo for the past 16 years.

Chan says the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) told him the project has already received the green light from the Cultural Affairs Bureau and the Fire Services, but with conditions. The new structure will have to keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres from existing houses, the member of the New Macau Association added.

The decision is now up to the DSSOPT, the Fire Services told Blakey.

Dramatic burden

The conditions imposed by the authorities are seemingly not enough to appease residents.

“Excavation could damage the property that I and my upstairs neighbour jointly occupy and cause danger to us,” Blakey wrote in an official complaint sent to DSSOPT.

“Demolition of walls, storage of construction equipment and building materials. Damage to footways which were never intended to bear such dramatic burdens,” he added in an open letter.

“I don’t know where they are going to park” the construction equipment, the Macau resident for 28 years told MDTimes.

The new building “will take away their view and build in balconies,” Blakey bemoaned. “It will limit the natural light and prevent the circulation of fresh air,” the residents warned in a petition sent to Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On.

Furthermore, the lack of space will cause problems during periods of heavy rain. “The rain water will not be able to be disperse fast enough; it will seep into the walls and cause ingression into the apartments,” the petition adds.

“Should there be a fire (…) [residents] will not able to evacuate in time,” the document stresses. “Exploding gas cylinders are things that the fire department has frequently to deal with,” Blakey added.

No consultation

The Coloane residents also claim everything was done without their knowledge. “Neither I, nor any of our neighbours, have been consulted in respect of the change of land usage,” Blakey claims.

The resident wrote to DSSOPT on April 26 but so far has received no reply. MDTimes also tried to get more information from DSSOPT but received no reply by the closing of this edition.

“The site for this building has for the past 70 years been deemed as village agricultural land,” Blakey says, namely pig farming.

The block includes two “big luxurious trees,” the residents wrote, that will be cut down if construction moves ahead.

According to the detailed plan of Coloane village, buildings in that area can reach a height of up to 11.6 metres. It also identifies 22 trees that must be preserved, but does not include the two behind Lord Stow’s Garden Café.

“The lives of every villager will be changed and imposed upon by the greed of a company that cares nothing for the environment of this simple village and its inhabitants,” Blakey said.

“We call upon our leaders of the Macau SAR Government to examine the necessity for this construction and to look at what is being done to the village of Coloane and the impact it will have,” the residents wrote.
“We request the government to put the approval on hold and start a process of investigation,” the petition adds.
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Police bust halts Taipa ferry work
29/07/2011 06:26:00
Macau Daily Times

Work at the new Taipa ferry terminal was at a stand still on Wednesday after authorities discovered 35 illegal workers at the site.

The Infrastructure Development Office ordered Zhen Hwa Harbour Construction to stop work and stressed that the company will be held accountable for any losses.

Following a tip-off, 68 Public Security Police officers and seven Labour Affairs Bureau staff members carried out a check and found 34 males and one female workers, aged between 26 and 62, without a valid work permit.

Authorities also seized three boats that had entered Macau illegally and were allegedly used to transport the workers. Three boat owners and three subcontractors were taken in for questioning.
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Construction wages take worst dive ever
02/08/2011 09:39:00
Macau Daily Times

Construction workers have seen their wages suffer the worst drop ever in the second quarter of this year.

According to the latest data released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), their average daily wage decreased MOP 61 to MOP 547 – a 10 percent plunge from the first three months of 2011.

It was the highest quarter-to-quarter drop ever since DSEC began collecting data in 1988 – during the Portuguese Administration. The previous record fall, eight percent, occurred in the second quarter of 2004.

Construction wages have plunged for the second consecutive quarter, dropping MOP 72 since the end of 2010 when the daily average was MOP 619.
Still, in comparison with the previous year, wages have increased by 7.9 percent from MOP 507.

Skilled and semi-skilled workers were most affected, with their pay check dropping by 10.1 percent to a daily average of MOP 562. For instance, the wage of electricians and electrical workers plunged by 24.5 percent in the second quarter.

On the contrary, the pay check for unskilled workers increased slightly (1.1 percent) to MOP 356. Plumbers have benefitted the most, with their wages growing by 3.5 percent.

Meanwhile the cost increase of construction materials has decelerated after having increased by more than a third (34.7 percent) in less than two years.
According to DSEC data, the price index of construction materials for residential buildings reached 156.7 points in the second quarter of 2011, up by only 0.4 percent quarter-to-quarter.

The major reason is found to be in the slowdown of steel price hikes as the local price index increased by just 1.1 percent quarter-to-quarter.

In the previous 12 months, steel had soared by a staggering 39.1 percent year-on-year in the previous quarter, with steel demand and production reaching record levels in mainland China.

Steel accounts for over a quarter (27.7 percent) of the total price index of construction materials.

Finally, the average price of concrete increased by 8.4 percent to MOP 348 per cubic metre.
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Ferry terminal work to start in third quarter
20/12/2011 12:11:00
Macau Daily Times

The renovation work at the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal will begin in the third quarter of 2012 and will last for at least one year, a Maritime Administration (CP) official said yesterday.

The Macau Government will resume full control over the structure today and measures will be enforced to address heavy traffic during the Christmas period. The main alteration will be the creation of a waiting area on the third floor, but the space will only be opened during peak periods, the head of the CP maritime technical support department, Ip Va Hung, told Macau Daily Times.

For instance it will be available during Chinese New Year and to accommodate stranded passengers when sailings are disrupted by bad weather.

“We have also asked ferry operators to increase their frequency,” the official said, as authorities expect a 10 per cent increase in the number of passengers using the terminal, with a peak of 74,000 on December 26.
In addition, a temporary lane will be reserved for local and Hong Kong residents who use the automatic border checkpoints.

Buses traveling from downtown Macau to the ferry terminal will also have their frequency increased, the head of transport management department of the Transport Bureau, Dick Lo Seng Chi, said.

Phased changes

Last June the CP promised to reduce commercial activities and advertisements unrelated to visitors as soon as the concession contract with Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau expired.

They also pledged to launch improvements that will only take place in the third quarter of 2012, Ip said yesterday. The renovation will continue for about a year but won’t affect the normal operation of the ferry terminal, he promised.

“We will divide the work into four phases,” the official explained. The initial renovation will add luggage facilities and a baggage carousel to the east wing of the first floor. The second stage will see all the ticket offices moved into the same second floor area.

During the third phase the offices of tourism and hotel businesses will be moved to a specific area in the west wing of the first floor. The final alterations will create a separate check-in and embarkation zone for vessels traveling to the Hong Kong International Airport.

There is still no decision on the future role of the Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal, the Infrastructure Development Office coordinator Chan Hon Kit said last October.

One of the options proposed by the government is to shut it down – an idea that has been widely criticised. A survey launched by local businessmen and association gathered over 60,000 opinions against the change.

With the future of the structure under discussion the CP will not spend a great deal of public funds to improve it, director Susana Wong Soi Man said last June. The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau “is still calculating the expense,” Ip Va Hung said yesterday.
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Taipa reclaimed land to create new lake
18/12/2011 20:43:00
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The three reclamation projects planned for the north of Taipa island will create a new artificial lake that will be able to host water leisure activities, a senior official said yesterday.

The government plans to reclaim three island-plots to the north of Taipa, just a few hundred metres from the existing shoreline.

“There will be several roads linking plots C, D and E1,” the head of the traffic planning and development department at the Transport Bureau, Kuong Vai Cheok, said.

Those roads will create an inner lake with a length of about 10 kilometres, said Lo Kam U. An area of the lake will be reserved for water leisure activities, including dragon boat races, the senior official at the office of secretary for Transport and Public Works, Lau Si Io, added.

But architect Maria José de Freitas warned that the new reclaimed land and the existing territory has to be “very well connected or else it won’t be able to alleviate the pressure on older neighbourhoods”.

“There were some flaws before, for instance in the road links to the NAPE district,” Kuong Vai Cheok acknowledged. But the official said space has already been reserved in the new reclaimed land for the road network.
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Green light for Cotai footbridge
29/12/2011 09:26:00
Macau Daily Times

More than three years after the project was officially approved, authorities have consented for the construction of a footbridge over the Cotai strip, which will link two casino resorts owned by Sands China.

A source from the Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT), quoted by Macau Business (MB), said the license to build a footbridge connecting Sands Cotai Central, scheduled to open in spring 2012, and Venetian was approved in October.

The idea to link both resorts by a footbridge was first mentioned back in 2009 but, according to a company source quoted by MB, Sands China had already submitted the project for approval a year earlier.

The footbridge will be a closed structure, equipped with elevators, escalators and air conditioning, and with direct access to both sides of Estrada do Istmo.

Sands China has also reached an agreement with rival gaming operator Melco Crown Entertainment on a second footbridge connecting Venetian and neighbouring resort City of Dreams, MB added.

The project has also been submitted to the DSSOPT and is currently waiting for approval.
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Last Ilha Verde shack razed
09/01/2012 08:31:00
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The last remaining shack at Ilha Verde was demolished yesterday to make way for a public housing complex, even though the government and the coffee shop owners failed to reach an agreement on compensation.

Unlike the events of December 2010, when Ilha Verde residents accused a developer of assaulting three members of one of the last remaining families in the shack neighbourhood, no incidents were reported yesterday.

In order not to affect two neighbouring schools the demolition was held on a Sunday and the customers of the coffee shops “cooperated” with the authorities, according to an official statement.

All property was removed from the shack and the owners will now have a five-day period to file an application to get it back. They will also have to compensate the government for the demolition expenses.

The area will be used for pedestrian and leisure areas, urban and landscape equipment and traffic zones for emergency vehicles, as part of the future Ilha Verde public housing complex.

The decision to demolish the shack came after the Court of Second Instance rejected an appeal from the owners, last July. The judges said the coffee shop would become “an obstacle for the successful development” of the construction of “thousands of homes for disadvantaged families”.

The owners later asked the Housing Bureau (IH) to postpone the demolition “for three or four years” because the couple’s children were still studying. The request was rejected “due to public interest,” authorities said.

No agreement was reached on a compensation for the loss of the coffee shop business. After several meetings the owners rejected the amount offered by the government and “asked for a much higher figure,” according to the statement.

The family asked authorities for priority in renting “a government-owned commercial space” as well as in access to affordable housing. According to the IH, the residents do not meet public housing requirements.
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Delay hits works for new prison
12/01/2012 07:16:00
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The construction works for the new prison in Ka-Ho, Coloane, have suffered a delay of six months, authorities conceded yesterday. But the government promised to catch up and open the new facility by 2014.

The first phase of the construction was launched on August 2010 but has been delayed due to technical reasons, the Macau prison director Lee Kam Cheong said on the sidelines of a Chinese New Year celebration at the jail.

Quoted by TDM, authorities confirmed that the geological characteristics of the Ka Ho hill have caused a delay in the foundation works for the new prison, along with heavy rain and lack of human resources.

But the Administration will demand that the contractor makes up for the delay and promised to ensure the second phase of the construction – which was slated for the second quarter of 2011 – works begin this year.

The new prison was scheduled to open by the end of 2014 and will have the capacity for 2,700 inmates.

The current jail was designed to hold 1,297 inmates and it’s close to becoming overcrowded. At the end of last year there were a total of 1,030 inmates, up by 101 from 2010. The increase has led authorities to expand the female section with a further 100 beds.
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Arts Cinema to open this year
10/01/2012 10:56:00
Macau Daily Times

The Arts Cinema will open by the end of this year near St. Paul Ruins, as the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has already launched the construction works.

According to yesterday’s local Portuguese-language newspaper Ponto Final, the bureau rented two buildings located at Travessa da Paixão from local associations Tung Sin Tong and Chonggyi Tang.

The buildings are currently undergoing refurbishment to become a three-storey cinema with 67 seats.

The bureau said that works would be undertaken in several phases, in order to maintain the original façades and to not destroy the cultural surroundings of the area.

The Arts Cinema was one of the measures announced by secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Cheong U, during his 2012 Policy Address at the Legislative Assembly.

The IC says that the new facility will screen films, keep video recordings and sell cultural and creative industries products. It will also include a restaurant serving light meals. The cinema will hold workshops and cinema series as well.
Its main goal is “to promote the film and television industries in Macau,” to “create an environment for the local development of video arts and increase the number of viewers,” the IC said.

Also in the 2012 Policy Address, the project for the two buildings at Travessa da Paixão includes a museum on local wedding traditions. The government wants to create a cultural hub in that location.
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Melco seeking Studio City loan
20/01/2012 08:44:00
Macau Daily Times

Local gaming operator Melco Crown Entertainment is in negotiations with banks to try to raise up to MOP 16 billion in debt to fund the development of long-delayed Macao Studio City project.

According to sources quoted by Bloomberg, the Hong Kong-listed company is seeking a loan of around USD 1.5 billion (MOP 12 billion) and will also issue bonds worth USD 1 billion (MOP 4 billion), Reuters adds Melco is currently negotiating with banks to ensure the financing, in case there are not enough takers. The company is about three to four weeks away from hiring banks, sources said.

A source claims the debt will be used to build up Macao Studio City. Last year Melco Crown’s co-chairman Lawrence Ho Yau Lung said the operator would invest USD 1.7 billion (MOP 13.6 billion) in the development of the Cotai project. He added that construction would commence in 2012 and the property may open in 2015.

But there is still no word on whether Studio City will have a casino. On Wednesday the secretary for Transport and Public Works, Lau Si Io, told lawmakers the introduction of a gaming space at the project has not yet been approved.

“And in order to make it a reality, of course, we would need the necessary gaming tables to make the project financially viable for us,” Ho acknowledged last August. The son of ailing tycoon Stanley Ho Hung Sun said he was confident of gaining authorities’ support.

“Before we even undertook investing in the Macao Studio City project, we had dialogue and communication with various levels of the Macau Government and they have been very supportive throughout the way,” Ho said.

Melco and the other five gaming operators all climbed in Hong Kong trading yesterday on expectations they will benefit from more mainland China visitors during the coming Lunar New Year holiday.

“Investors are expecting the footfall in Macau casinos to rise during the Chinese New Year,” said Edwin Fan, an analyst with Bank of China International in Hong Kong, quoted by Bloomberg.

But the holiday period will come too soon for new resort Sands Cotai Central, which will open “between March 22 and 27,” wrote HSBC Global Research’s Sean Monaghan in an investors note.

The analyst, quoted by Macau Business, believes the resort will account for 28 percent of Sands China’s earnings for 2013.
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Land premium to be updated yearly: Chui
27/01/2012 10:57:00
Macau Daily Times

The calculation formula for land premiums will be updated yearly to make sure it keeps up with the market situation, the Chief Executive promised on Sunday. Fernando Chui Sai On also pledged to speed up the revision of the land and urban planning laws.

Lawmakers have regularly complained that the premium paid by concessionaires of public land was too low.

The issue led to accusations of collusion between the government and developers, namely after the approval of a land swap deal with the former owner of the Seac Pai Van quarry, in Coloane, where a public housing complex with about 6,800 units is being built.

Speaking to journalists, the head of the MSAR acknowledged that the land premium “was an issue that society paid great attention to”.

A new calculation formula was introduced last November, with projects required to pay 24 to 93 percent more and the biggest increase on plots earmarked for residential high-rise buildings. The land premium had remained unchanged since 2004.

From now on a yearly update will take into account “the changes taking place in order for this [the land premium] to be closer to the market situation,” Chui said after presiding over the opening ceremony of the Year of the Dragon celebrations.

In addition “the government will do its best to conclude still this year the revision” of the land and the urban planning law, he pledged on the sidelines of a visit to the Tap Seac fair and the two firecracker areas.

The new land law is set to make illegal occupation of lands a criminal offence drawing stricter penalties, the Lands, Public Works and Transport said three weeks ago. The urban planning law is also slated to reach the Legislative Assembly this year, with legal experts warning that the two laws are closely linked.

Political reform

Meanwhile the Chief Executive has promised to include different opinions on the political reform report they will submit to China’s top legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC), next month.

“We collected a lot of opinions [during the eight consultation sessions] and we’ll do a comprehensive analysis. But I reassure once again that my report will for sure include all the different opinions. We welcome them and will put them in the report to the NPC,” Chui said.

Asked about claims that the government has deleted opinions submitted to the political reform consultation’s website, he promised that the second consultation round in March would go more smoothly.

During this second round the public will be able to discuss a preliminary proposal, after the NPC decides on “how the proposals for the two election methods should be made,” the secretary for Administration and Justice explained earlier this month.

Florinda Chan also spoke to the media on Sunday but didn’t say whether or not there would be more consultation sessions for the general public until the end of the first round, on Tuesday.

The official recalled that the only session open to the public was moved to the 800-seat grand auditorium of the Macau Cultural Centre but only 600 people signed up and just 500 attended.
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Three Lamps could become pedestrian
31/01/2012 11:05:00
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The Three Lamps street market district could soon be renovated and turned into a pedestrian area, the president of the Civil and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM), Raymond Tam Vai Man, announced on Sunday.

The five streets located between the Three Lamps roundabout and the Red Market is a popular low-budget shopping area for locals. But the city hall is worried about public safety in the district.

Speaking to journalists, Tam said many vendors occupy the pavements and even the entrances to residential buildings during the daytime, which created problems for residents in the area.

A preliminary project drafted by IACM calls for the opening of a 3.5-metre-wide traffic lane, but just for emergency vehicles. The bureau is keen on closing the streets to both cars and scooters during the day, with private vehicles only allowed at night.

The plan was prepared after IACM gathered about 1,300 opinions from residents, shop owners and vendors. According to Tam most of the respondents are worried over public safety and would like private vehicles to be banned from the street market.

After reviewing the issue with the Fire Services and the Transport Bureau, IACM is certain the five streets must undergo construction works. Authorities are now consulting the public on how the works should be carried out.

Another priority, Tam said on the sidelines of a New Year celebration in Coloane, must be to regulate the activity of vendors to ensure they don’t block the entrance to residential buildings or established shops.

The official said the Three Lamps revamp could be launched soon but gave no definite schedule. Macau Daily Times tried to get more information but did not get a reply from IACM.

Fire hazard

The Macau General Union of the Neighbourhood Associations is happy with the government’s decision. The organisation, known as ‘Kai Fong’, believes the measures are necessary to prevent tragedies similar to the one in Hong Kong last November.

A blaze in the popular Ladies’ Market left nine people dead and dozens injured. In addition more than 400 people had registered for government aid after the fire destroyed dozens of apartments in Kowloon’s crowded Mong Kok district.

Firefighters at the scene said the blaze broke out simultaneously among hawker stalls and was fuelled by fabrics and plastic goods stored in the market. Several residents said they ran to the roof because escape exits were blocked.

A Kai Fong representative told TDM News the activity of vendors should be better regulated. “Some vendors put their stuff up inside, others occupy an area two metres long on the street. Just take a look and you will think it’s kind of messy. The vendors should put their stuff orderly right where they should be,” Chan Peng Hong said.

But some shop owners and vendors questioned the government’s plan and claimed that some of the five streets – Rua da Emenda, Rua de Brás da Rosa, Rua do Lu Cao, Rua do Rebanho and Rua de Tomé Pires – are not even 3.5-metres-wide as it is.
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