On Friday, the Transport Bureau (DSAT) received eight bids for the public tender to install recording devices inside taxis. The contract includes the installation of smart devices inside all of Macau’s taxis and of a monitoring system at the DSAT, which will be the bureau’s first background management system. The installation and testing of devices is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020 and operational by the end of 2020. Starting from the third quarter of 2020, all of Macau’s approximately 1,900 taxis will be equipped and tested with the new devices, which include GPS, as well as audio and video recording capability.
Japanese-style water pipes to become popular in Macau
Susana Wong, director of the Marine and Water Bureau, has said that imitating the Japanese-style of water supply, especially their use of steel pipes, will become more popular in future. Wong and Macau’s water supply company recently went to Japan, where they visited water suppliers. Concluding the visit, Wong said that Macau could learn from Japan’s world-leading water supply technology by combining it with Macau’s own paradigm. With particular concern about possible land subsidence problems in the new urban zone, Wong believes that Macau will adopt Japanese solutions such as corrugated pipes made of durable and resistant Japanese stainless steel.
Gongbei-Delta Bridge shuttle bus unpopular
Tourist shuttles between Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB) and the Gongbei Border Gate are reportedly unpopular among mainland tourists, according to a report by Macao Daily News. At 9 a.m. on Thursday, the Gongbei Port initiated human flow control measures, hoping to control population pressures at the border. For the first time, the Gongbei Port authority arranged for a batch of large shuttle buses to run between Gongbei Port and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge’s Zhuhai-Macau Port, hoping to ease the pressure at Gongbei by taking some tourists to the HKZMB Port in order to enter Macau. Many signs were set up at Gongbei to guide tourists to the shuttle buses, but were only used by a few people.