The Macao SAR Gazette publishes an executive order to tighten emission standards for new light vehicles. The number of environmentally-friendly vehicle models eligible for tax concessions is reduced from 134 to 88. Secretary for Economy and Finance Leong Vai Tac attends the opening ceremony of Dynamic Macao Business and Trade Fair – Hunan Changsha.
Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Tam Chon Weng reveals that the Government intends to revitalise Estoril Hotel for art education, and turn Tap Seac area into a cultural and recreation centre for young people. A consultation on these plans will be conducted within the year. Tam Chon Weng also reveals that Macao and Zhuhai officials are exploring the feasibility of acquiring land in Hengqin for constructing high-end homes for the elderly.
Most parts of the Macao peninsula are hit by a power outage as four power sub-stations are affected by a glitch at Canal dos Patos sub-station. In all, 100,000 households are affected, representing 42 percent of all households in Macao.
Chief Executive Chui Sai On arrives in Fuzhou, to attend a Fujian-Macao high-level meeting for deepening cooperation and enhancing synergy. Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Tam Chon Weng leads a delegation to Beijing, for deepening cooperation between Macao and mainland China, and enhancing quality of life and people’s livelihoods in Macao. Secretary for Administration and Justice Chan Hoi Fan, representing the Chief Executive, officiates at the plaque-unveiling ceremony of the Guangdong Free Trade Zone.
Secretary for Economy and Finance Leong Vai Tac attends the plaque-unveiling ceremony of Hengqin sub-zone of the Guangdong Free Trade Zone. Leong and Mayor of Zhuhai, Jiang Ling, sign an agreement between Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government and the MSAR Government on the Zhuhai-Macao cooperation mechanism for the development of Hengqin sub-zone of the Guangdong Free Trade Zone. The CCAC solves a case of bribe-taking by one department head and one staff member of the Transport Bureau. The two are alleged to have taken bribes totalling 16 million patacas, for helping three management companies to be awarded more than 60 short-term management service contracts for public car parks, with a total contract value of 68 million patacas.
Secretary for Economy and Finance Leong Vai Tac says the decrease in gaming income would not affect social welfare and fiscal fixed expenses.
Tourism and cultural authorities of Zhuhai and Macao sign the Tourism Cooperation Framework Agreement and Culture Cooperation Framework Agreement upon the conclusion of the Zhuhai-Macao Cooperation Conference 2015.
The two giant pandas granted by the Central People’s Government arrive in Macao on a charter flight from Chengdu, Sichuan province. The pair of pandas, named Kai Kai and Xin Xin, meet the public on 1 June. Giant panda Shu Xiang had been returned to mainland China on 29 November 2014, to participate in a breeding programme.