IC hosted Spring Luncheon of the Year of the Monkey and introduced projects for 2016 inviting the Cultural Consultative Committee, the Cultural Heritage Committee and the media

The Chief of Office of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Ip Peng Kin (in the middle) and advisor, Lam Wan Nei (on the second right side), the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Ung Vai Meng (on the second left side) and the Vice-Presidents, Leung Hio Ming (on the first left side) and Chan Peng Fai (on the first right side) toasted on stage.

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) hosted “Introduction of the Cultural Affairs Bureau Works in 2016 and Spring Luncheon for the Year of Monkey” on Monday, 29 February, at the Grand Lisboa Hotel, inviting members of the Cultural Consultative Committee, of the Cultural Heritage Committee, and the local media in the Chinese, Portuguese and English languages, as well as representatives of news agencies in Macao. The Chief of Office of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture (GSASC), Ip Peng Kin and advisor, Lam Wan Nei; members of the Cultural Consultative Committee and of the Cultural Heritage Committee; representatives of the territory’s mass media; the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Ung Vai Meng and the Vice-Presidents, Leung Hio Ming and Chan Peng Fai, as well as the heads of department of IC were present and interchanged ideas in this joyful luncheon. The luncheon was intercalated with a speech by the President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, in which he reviewed last year’s cultural achievements and highlighted IC’s works for the coming year; and with a new promotional video entitled “Visible Cultural Forces”. The video, divided in six parts, presents IC’s projects for 2016, bringing about the concept of culture being a major force in the development of the society, concluding that the Macao’s cultural forces as the visible power of the city. In addition, the luncheon featured a percussion performance by three students of the School of Music of the Macao Conservatory, showcasing the academic achievements of local music students. The students, Lei U Wan, Chan U Lai , Yang Yuwen, participated as Macao representatives in the “2016 Tokyo International Percussion Competition” held last month, where they achieved satisfactory results by earning several awards. IC took the opportunity to express its gratitude to the members of the Cultural Consultative Committee, of the Cultural Heritage Committee and the media for their contribution to cultural affairs, and listened to their opinions regarding IC’s works for the forthcoming year. Under its new organizational structure, IC will continue to promote the city’s valuable cultural resources, casting the city’s soul with culture in order to achieve the objective of establishing Macao as a “Culturally Sustainable City”.

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