Alexis Tam: repair work to cost MOP30 mln to MOP50 mln

Some MOP30 million to MOP50 million will be spent on repairing damaged historical and cultural facilities, according to the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam Chon Weng.
Speaking on the sidelines of an event on Saturday, the Secretary said on behalf of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) that repair works are expected to be slated by year end, adding that the the members of the Committee have agreed on the amount to be spent on the repair works.
In regards to the flooded facilities of the Grand Prix building, the Secretary reported that the Sports Bureau is currently expediting repair works, in order to meet the deadline for the scheduled 64th Macau Grand Prix in November.
Meanwhile, a cross-departmental task force will be set up to develop the city’s tourism policies, measures and implementation, to be headed by Secretary Tam.
The Cultural Heritage Committee meeting held last Friday was conducted behind closed doors, unlike previous meetings.
The Secretary said the meeting was not open to the press given that it involved sensitive topics for the protection of related rights and interests.