The tender for design and construction of the third phase of the expansion project of the Macau Waste Incineration Center was opened on Friday. The Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) received a total of six bidders. After the review carried out by the bid committee, five tenders were accepted. The proposed price of the bids ranged from MOP1.8 billion to MOP3.8 billion. The maximum construction period was 1,100 working days. According to DSPA, the expansion project is to be located in Pac On, Taipa. The winning bid must build the third phase of a waste incineration plant and add two new incinerators capable of handling 650 metric tons of waste per day, a hazardous waste treatment station, and an administrative building and substation.
Property mgmt, security , cleaning firms see 2018 revenue gains
The number of people working in property management services, cleaning services and the security sector rose 5.6% to a total of 26,700 in 2018, according to the latest information provided by the government. Meanwhile, the combined revenue of these three sectors climbed 14.7% to 5.63 billion patacas, with revenue of security firms (MOP2.33 billion) growing the fastest at 17.9%, followed by property management (MOP2 billion) at 13.2% and cleaning (MOP1.3 billion) at 11.5%. With regard to gross value added, an indicator of productivity that measures the sectoral contribution to the economy, establishments engaging in security, property management and cleaning services all recorded double-digit growth last year.
Drunk man causes two accidents in one day
A local man in his 40s caused two accidents in a single day while driving under the influence of alcohol, the Public Security Police Force (PSP) reported last week. Around midnight last Wednesday, the suspect, who is a bar manager, crashed into a taxi located in Estr. do Istmo, damaging the front of the taxi. That same afternoon on the same road, the suspect collided with another taxi. A PSP investigation concluded that the suspect had a blood alcohol content of 2.56 grams per liter. The suspect admitted to causing the accidents while under the influence of alcohol.
Macau and Portugal jointly recognize degrees
Associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees obtained in Macau are now automatically recognized by Portugal. The automatic recognition was recently announced by Lisbon. Students with higher education degrees and diplomas obtained in Macau can now apply to Portuguese local authorities, such as Portuguese public higher education institutions or higher education departments, and share the same rights as local Portuguese students. In turn, Macau’s Higher Education Bureau stated that the SAR government is following up on draft administrative regulations for automatic recognition of Portuguese higher education degrees and diplomas in Macau, and that the regulations are expected to take effect from this year.
Special menu prepared for Cultural Week
The 11th Cultural Week of China and Portuguese-speaking Countries has invited five chefs to prepare a special promotional menu of food from Portuguese-speaking countries’ for the seven-day event, which will take place at the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf. The five chefs invited are from Angola, Brazil, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Timor-Leste. The menu has been served since Saturday at Rio Grill & Capriccio Italian at the Fisherman’s Wharf. On October 16 and 18, the five chefs will visit the Institute for Tourism Studies and the Macau University of Science and Technology and bring a cooking experience to the schools’ cooking enthusiasts. This year’s Cultural Week features art exhibitions, and music and dance performances from China and Portuguese-speaking countries, as well as other activities.
70th Anniversary parade movie premiered in Cantonese
A Cantonese film on the 70th anniversary parade of the People’s Republic of China premiered on Friday. The film is named “This Moment – the National Celebration of the 70th Anniversary.” Alexis Tam, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, said that this film was produced with advanced technology in order to represent the national celebration, which took place on October 1. According to Tam, the film was brought to Macau by CCTV and the Liaison Office to allow Macau residents to understand China’s extraordinary achievements over the last 70 years, and to share New China’s pride and glory.