THE MACAU METRO MONITOR, DECEMBER 16, 2013
GOVT RECEIVES ALL PLANS FOR REVISED SMOKING ZONES Macau Business
The 14 gaming venues that failed a second round of air quality tests earlier this year have submitted plans to reduce the size of their smoking zones. Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U said the government would review the plans by the end of January. There were six venues operating under the licence held by SJM that had not submitted revised plans by the December 10 deadline.
CHUI TO DISCUSS BORDER OPENING HOURS IN BEIJING Macau Business
Macau CEO Chui wants Beijing to open the border crossings for more hours each day. Government spokesman Alexis Tam Chong Weng said Chui would discuss this and immigration and customs arrangements on Hengqin Island during a three-day visit to Beijing, which starts today. Tam said the mainland’s staffing requirements were the main obstacle to having the border crossings open longer by the Lunar New Year holidays.