Forty-six taxis have registered to have audio-visual recording devices for surveillance purposes installed this month. The first device was installed yesterday. These devices are now part of the requirement stipulated in the taxi law which is currently in force. All taxis must be equipped with such a device by December 2 in order to remain in legal operation after that point. The smart taxi driver’s license scheme has also been rolled out to record each driver’s chargeable time. A sticker must be posted on a viewable area in the taxi to indicate the operation of the audio-visual recording device. Failure to do so will incur in a maximum fine of MOP15,000.
Chief Executive discusses pandemic control with Zhuhai leaders
Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng has met with officials from Zhuhai to exchange views on anti-pandemic control works. The discussion with the Secretary of the Zhuhai Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, Guo Yonghang, and the Mayor of Zhuhai, Yao Yisheng, was held last Thursday at the Government Headquarters in Macau. During Thursday’s meeting, the two sides exchanged views on how to best to prevent the spread of Covid-19 across borders. Both sides said they would maintain close communication, and engage in timely coordination, as part of efforts to gradually normalize cross-boundary movement. The officials also discussed the development of neighboring Hengqin island, which is administered by Zhuhai municipal authorities. Ho said that Macau could help to develop the island as part of the former’s contribution to the development of the Greater Bay Area.
Hengqin neighborhood project interests construction firms
The Macau New Neighborhood project, an integrated project on Hengqin Island involving commercial, residential, leisure and educational facilities, has so far received ‘intentions to bid’ from 13 construction companies, which include an undisclosed number of local constructors. The official tender process will be put in place at a later stage. The entire project covers seven land plots which total 190,000 square meters with a total floor area of 422,000 square meters. Twenty-seven buildings, each with between 20 and 26 floors, will be built to provide 4,000 sellable and 200 rent-only apartments. No less than 80% of the sellable apartments will be two-room condominiums not bigger than 100 square meters each. The remainder will have three rooms with an area no bigger than 120 square meters.