Chief Executive of Macau receives appointment decree

11 September 2019

The Chief Executive-elect of Macau received a decree in Beijing from the Council of State on his appointment as Chief Executive of the 5th Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR), according to the Government Information Bureau (GCS).

Ho Iat Seng said moments before leaving on Tuesday for the Chinese capital that the country’s leaders are aware of the situation in Macau and will be focused on future government action, including the work to be done and the priority issues, with a view to maintaining citizens’ confidence in the new MSAR Government.

Ho Iat Seng said that at the State Council plenary meeting convened on 4 September, Prime Minister Li Keqiang had already mentioned that he made every effort to support the implementation of “One country, two systems” and “Macau governed by its people,” with a high degree of autonomy.

In relation to the work that will be carried out after the inauguration, Ho Iat Seng said that housing will be the main and priority issue of the new government, specifically speeding up the construction of housing units in the New Landfill Zone, the reopening of the tender for public housing and providing citizens with information on the waiting time for housing allocation, as these are the issues that make residents most anxious.

On transport, the Chief Executive-elect said he still needed to carry out a comprehensive study following the launch of the master plan for urban planning.

The Chief Executive-elect also reiterated that the new government will move ahead with public administration reform, saying that, after confirming the names of the secretaries, he would analyse and decide with them who will take over the positions of department directors. (Macauhub)

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