Two people were injured in a traffic accident near San Ma Lou on Sunday night. The two people wounded were both from mainland China. They were crossing the road next to the bus stop of Kam Pek Community Center when a bus hit them. Both suffered mild head injuries. The woman, aged 38, sustained an injury to her forehead, while the man, aged 47, injured the back of his head. Both were sent to the Conde S. Januário Hospital, where they were conscious upon arrival. This was the second injurious traffic accident that took place on Sunday, following a fatal car accident.
New macau calls for monitoring of public investment projects
The New Macau Association (ANM) has delivered a letter to Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng, urging the government to monitor public capital invested funds. Yesterday, a group of ANM members, including lawmaker Sulu Sou, submitted the letter to the government headquarters. The association urged the government to legislate the supervision of public capital enterprises and autonomous funds, and to explain the specific functions and tasks of the newly established Public Assets Supervision and Planning Office. Shortly before he stepped down from office, former Chief Executive Chui Sai On proposed the establishment of a 60 billion pataca Macau investment and development fund. However, yesterday Sou expressed that before the relevant special legislation procedures are carried out, the local government should conduct a public consultation on the fund and should suspend the establishment of other public capital enterprises and autonomous funds.
2,691 applications submitted for new affordable houses
The Housing Bureau has received 2,691 applications for affordable houses in New Urban Zone A. According to statistics released by the bureau, from November 27 to January 3, some 2,388 applications were submitted with all the required documents. Some 42% of the total number of applications were made by families consisting of only one member. Meanwhile, 36.5% of the applications were submitted by families with three or more members. Families of two represented 21.5% of the total number of applications. Applicants aged 25 to 44 years old, 45 to 64 years old, and 18 to 24 years old accounted for 60.9%, 26.5%, and 8.5% of the total respectively.