The Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, has assembled a new committee to formulate policies in line with the region’s role as a world travel and leisure center. The committee, chaired by Chui, will study and lay out plans for the following five years. Other members on the committee include: the Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leong; the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam; the Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Raimundo Arrais do Rosário; the government’s spokesperson, Victor Chan; the chief of Chui’s office, O Lam, along with another representative from the same office; and a representative from the government’s think tank. The committee has been financially, technologically and logistically supported by Chui’s office and, if necessary, Chui may enlist human support from other public or private entities for the committee’s projects.
Foreign consuls tour Macau cultural samples
On the occasion of the International Music Festival (MIMF), consuls of various countries were invited to take part in a tour organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC). The tour took place on October 24 and involved a visit to Cinematheque Passion, Woodcraft Works of Master Lu Ban Exhibition Room, and the heritage exhibition of a traditional pawnshop business. The delegations then headed to Mount Fortress where they were presented with a concert of “O-Kai Singers” from Taiwan and “Charatay”, a group hailing from Hong Kong. At the Cinematheque Passion, the delegations watched a short film entitled, “The Tricycle Thief”, which had been filmed in Macau. Finally, the IC hosted an evening reception led by its vice-president, Leong Hio Ming, and the chief of the Cultural Events Department, Kent Ieong.
CE’s Office launches mobile app
The Chief Executive’s Office has launched a free mobile application called “GCE Macao” as a way for residents to keep up with the latest information and updates about the Chief Executive (CE). According to a press release, the app aligns with the government’s policy of diversifying its communication channels, taking advantage of the growing use of mobile devices and new technologies to provide information promptly. It features access to frequently updated information on the CE, the CE’s Office, and the MSAR government. GCE Macao has eight sections: News; Chief Executive; Word from the Chief Executive; Photos; Videos; Comments and Suggestions; Policy Highlights; and Policy Address. The app also allows users to choose their preferred language from Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Portuguese.