A total of 250 boxes of unused firecrackers and fireworks will be destroyed today, the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) announced yesterday. Sales of these items within the area designated for the discharge of firecrackers and fireworks in Macau and Taipa ceased yesterday. The IACM is still counting the number of collected undischarged firecrackers and fireworks, but already estimated that the number will be 50 percent more than that of last year. During the period of destruction, both the Ponte Governador Nobre de Carvalho and R. da Torre de Macau will be closed to transportation.
Student enrolment for 2018/2019 opens on March 1
The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) has informed in a statement that parents and guardians of students who are enrolling in the different primary and secondary education schools for the 2018/2019 academic year, can obtain the necessary information and proceed with enrolment at their chosen schooling institution from March 1. A total of 65 schools will accept applications for admission to the school for the first year of primary education and 55 school units will open for enrolment to the first year of secondary level. The DSEJ also noted that payment for the reservation fee of the school vacancy for the new students should not be made before April 11. If necessary, parents can go to the DSEJ website to access specific information on enrolment under the section “A guide to school enrolment information.” The guide includes information about student enrolment of different levels of education, as well as, links to school websites and application forms.
View protection stirs worries
Lam Iek Kit, member of the Urban Planning Committee, expressed his worries about the landscape view surrounding Our Lady of Penha Church to Ponte Governador Nobre de Carvalho, according to a report by Cheng Pou. The protection plan for Macau’s historical area proposed 11 locations be protected because they are sites from which the public can view the city’s landscape. Earlier, the government said that it has no intention to protect the area. The president of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), Mok Ian Ian, informed that the issue is still under consultation, and that the IC holds an open stance regarding the topic.