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No gaming projects allowed on reclamation areas: govt

2017-12-20 07:53     Comment:0

Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng said yesterday that the government has drafted a bill on the framework for the management of Macau’s coastal waters. The bill proposes that no gaming projects be allowed on any areas reclaimed from the sea.

Addressing a press conference at Government Headquarters, Leong said that the council, the government’s top advisory body, had completed its discussion of the bill – the Marine Areas Management Framework Law.

In December 2015, the central government granted Macau jurisdiction over 85 square kilometres of its coastal waters to help with its economic diversification. Previously, unlike Hong Kong, Macau had no jurisdiction over its coastal waters. The city’s current land area amounts to about 30 square kilometres.


Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng addresses yesterday’s press conference about the government’s framework bill on the management of Macau’s coastal waters, at Government Headquarters. Photo: Tony Wong

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