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The Macau Metro Monitor, February 24, 2011

INCOME SUBSIDY EXTENDED AND INCREASED macaubusiness.com 
The government announced yesterday it would extend the income subsidy until the end of this year.  The government will raise the limit to MOP4,400 from MOP4,000 to help beneficiaries cope with rising inflation.  Last year, around 6,000 people were covered by the income subsidy scheme.

IMPORTED WORKERS GET NEW BLUE CARD macaubusiness.com

Starting on Monday, Macau’s imported workers will get a new blue card, which will allow them to use the automatic border checkpoints for Macau ID holders.  Each blue card will cost MOP100.  At the end of December, the number of non-resident workers stood at 75,800, up by about 700 people over the previous month.