The Macau maker of the 853 Face Mask brand has sent 100 kilograms of the product to the northern Portuguese city of Porto, and means to send similar shipments every month, depending on how the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds, the Plataforma website reports. The website quotes Angel Lai, an 853 Face Mask brand spokesman, as saying the maker has a long-term deal with a Portuguese distributor to supply masks to Lisbon and southern Portugal. Lai said the maker was the first in Macau to obtain permission to sell face masks in the European Union, and was supplying its product to Portugal first before expanding into the Spanish and other EU markets. The packaging of the masks supplied to Portugal bears the equivalent in Portuguese of the words, “Good luck Portugal, we will always stand with you. Kisses, Macau,” the Plataforma website says.
Traffic accidents down 30% in first nine months
The number of traffic accidents has dropped 30% in the first nine months of this year, according to statistics released by the Public Security Police Force (PSP). Between January and September, the PSP registered 7,089 traffic accidents, down approximately 30% compared to same figure of 2019. As of September, there were approximately 396,000 violations of road traffic laws, involving fines amounting to a total of nearly 86 million patacas, compared to over 700,000 cases and nearly 150 million patacas of fines in the whole of 2019.
Nine land plans available for consultation
The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) has encouraged local residents to submit opinions to the government regarding the plans for nine land plots. The nine plans concern the following land plots: Estrada de Hac Sá no 176 – Coloane, Travessa do Pagode no 21 e Pátio dos Velhos no 3- Macau, Terreno junto ao Beco do Dragāo – Macau, Rua das Estalagens no 100 – Macau, Rua de Cinco de Outubro nos 197-199-Macau, Terreno junto à Estrada da Bela Vista-Macau, Calçada da Praia nos 6-6B-Macau, Travessa dos Mercadores no 39-Macau, and Rua de Santa Filomena no 5-Macau. The public consultation period will last until November 11.