The Macao SAR Government had been preparing the next Policy Address by the Chief Executive, taking into account public opinion and scientific studies. The Chief Executive, Mr Chui Sai On, said this in the morning when he addressed more than 1,000 guests during the National Day reception hosted by the Government. The reception was attended by the Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the MSAR, Mr Bai Zhijian; Vice Chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Mr Ho Hau Wah; the Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the MSAR, Mr Lu Shumin; the Commander of the Macao Garrison of the People’s Liberation Army, Senior Colonel Zhu Qingsheng; the Acting President of the Legislative Assembly, Mr Ho Iat Seng; the President of Court of Final Appeal, Mr Sam Hou Fai, and Macao’s principal officials and community leaders. Reviewing the motherland’s achievements since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Chui highlighted the astonishing successes in various aspects after the reform and open policy. And this year the motherland had not only overcome problems caused by natural disasters in Qinghai and Gansu, but also took on the challenges caused by the global financial crisis, he said. Macao had directly benefited by the development of the motherland and continued to forge ahead, with the support of the Central Government and many provinces and regions and the great efforts of Macao residents. He said the Government would continue to steer towards an even more transparent administration and promote scientific policy-making. The Government would also promote co-operation with the motherland, including Guangdong and Hong Kong, by taking the opportunities brought about by the Outline of the Plan for the Reform and Development of the Pearl River Delta and the Twelfth Five-Year Plan. Mr Chui said the Government would continue to serve the people and address fundamental problems: the administration had been making great efforts in dealing with housing and transport issues. On behalf of the Macao SAR Government, Mr Chui thanked the Central Government for its all-out efforts in supporting Macao, as well as the Liaison Office, Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Macao Garrison of the People’s Liberation Army.