Macau wants to share experience with Singapore in housing and staff training

16 April 2007

Macau, China, 16 April – Singapore’s experience in the housing and state worker training sectors is to be shared with Macau, the head of the Macau government, Edmund Ho, said in the city-state at the end of a seven-day tour of southeast Asia.

Ho, who before visiting Singapore was in Malaysia and Thailand, said Friday that at the meeting he had with Singapore’s prime minister and finance minister, Lee Hsien Loong, the two territories agreed that they “wished to share experiences and develop more wide-ranging cooperation.”

For this purpose, the Macau government has set up a working group that will travel to Singapore, in May, to find out more about its public housing policy.

Ho also said that in this area, the Macau government would take into account not only Singapore’s experience, but also that of Hong Kong, in order to define the policies and pilot projects that will be established in the short term.

The head of the Macau government also said that the government planned to boost its cooperation with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, in terms of training the territory’s public workers. (macauhub)