Briefs | Lawmaker doubts fifth Macau-Taipa link plan

Lawmaker Lei Chan U considers the government to be inconsistent and accused it of self-contradiction regarding the construction method for the proposed fifth link between Macau and Taipa. In his interpellation submitted to the government on Wednesday, Lei cited the local government’s own written reply to another lawmaker’s interpellation back in 2009, in which the government suggested that environmental assessment results at that time showed that the immersed construction method or underwater tunnel had a greater impact on the environment. However, the government’s latest environmental assessment suggests that the immersed tube method is most suitable for the fifth link. “How does the authority interpret these two different proposals for construction methods? When is it [the link] expected to be completed?” Lei asked.

IPIM presented with China MICE award

The Macao Trade and Investment Institute (IPIM) was presented with the “Best Marketing-Destination” Award at the MICE China Forum & Awards Ceremony, held on October18. The MICE China Forum & Awards Ceremony is hosted by Arch International Media Limited, a trade media company in the field of meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE). The awards event is supported by the International Congress and Convention Association. The awards select and reward outstanding MICE destinations, hotel venues and MICE-related facilities, based on their respective marketing and sales performance in the previous year. The event organizers aim to stimulate the development of China’s MICE sector. IPIM has been tasked by the Macau government since 2016 with coordinating and promoting the development of Macau’s MICE industry, striving to promote the city as a destination for conventions and exhibitions. This latest award recognizes IPIM’s work in this field, according to a statement from the government.

Island nursing school construction completed

Construction of the nursing institute of the Islands Medical Complex was completed yesterday, with a delay of about one month from its original plan. The nursing institute occupies an area of approximately 3,000 square meters, with a 16-storey building and a three-storey basement. All combined represents a total gross floor area of approximately 33,600 square meters. The ground floor is a parking lot. Right above it there will be teaching facilities and offices, lecturer and student dormitories and an activity center. The nursing institute is the result of the first phase of the Island Medical Complex project. Construction on the  main building and the staff quarters is expected to start in the fourth quarter of this year and is expected to complete in 2022.

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