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MGTO attends 80th Work Meeting of the Tourism Marketing Organization of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao in Hong Kong after hosting spring luncheon to express thanks to Hong Kong travel trade

Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), the Department of Culture and Tourism of Guangdong Province and Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) jointly convened the 80th Work Meeting of the Tourism Marketing Organization of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao in Hong Kong today (15 February) to exchange news and trends, deepen regional cooperation and discuss joint tourism promotional projects to roll out in 2019. Prior to the Meeting, MGTO hosted a spring luncheon for Hong Kong industry partners in token of appreciation for their support and shared about Macao’s latest tourism development during the luncheon.


2019MIECF to be Held in Late March Promoting Ecological Civilization and Green Development

The “2019 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition” (2019MIECF) will be held from March 28 to 30, featuring the theme “Promoting Ecological Civilization and Green Development”. It continues to play its role as an international platform that promotes environmental technology transfer and sustainable development for the countries along the “Belt and Road”, the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Portuguese-speaking countries, European countries and the rest of the world.



“Tap Siac Craft Market” held in April Call for proposals of stall operators and creative handicraft workshops from today

Organised by the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), the “Tap Siac Craft Market” will be held from 26 to 28 April and from 3 to 5 May 2019 at Tap Siac Square. To encourage the public’s participation, IC is now calling for proposals of stall operators and handicraft workshops. Applicants from Macao, Malaysia and Singapore are welcome to submit proposals by Monday, 4 March, at 5:30pm. For applicants from other regions, please visit the “MacaoCraftMarket” page on Facebook for application details and deadline.


Foreign exchange reserves and nominal effective exchange rate index for the pataca – January 2019

The Monetary Authority of Macao announced today that the preliminary estimate of Macao SAR’s foreign exchange reserves amounted to MOP164.3 billion (USD20.32 billion) at the end of January 2019. The reserves increased by 0.4% from the revised value of MOP163.6 billion (USD20.28 billion) for the previous month. Macao SAR’s foreign exchange reserves at end-January 2019 represented 10 times the currency in circulation or 82.7% of pataca M2 at end-December 2018.


Consumer Council released latest ‘Supermarket price survey’ Various functions available on website and app

Consumer Council conducted its ‘Supermarket price survey’ on 14 February 2019 for the implementation of Section 2b), Article 10, Law 4/95/M of 12 June. Surveyed locations included supermarkets in Toi San, Ilha Verde and Fai Chi Kei areas in N. Sra. de Fátima Parish. Consumers may now check the report data on the Council’s website (www.consumer.gov.mo) or the “Supermarket Price Information Platform” app.




Members of the Electoral Affairs Commission for CE Election sworn in

The Electoral Affairs Commission for the Chief Executive Election will act in strict compliance with the Basic Law and the Chief Executive Election Law in order to ensure that the election for the next Chief Executive is conducted openly and fairly, said Commission President Ms Song Man Lei.


Culinary team won second place in International Snow Sculpture Contest in Japan and raised Macao’s profile

Macau Culinary Association sent a team to participate in the 46th International Snow Sculpture Contest in Hokkaido, Japan, and won second place with their exquisite snow sculpture named "Sharing Prosperity". The snow sculpture team has participated in the competition for four consecutive years (2016 - 2019) and brought home a championship and three second prizes. Their works demonstrated Macao's unique culture and won the fondness of spectators from around the world, raising Macao’s destination profile.


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