The Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau SAR has recognized the efforts of concessionaires Melco Resorts & Entertainment and MGM China in preventing the spread of COVID-19, the companies announced on Monday.
According to respective press releases, each company was presented with a certificate commending their epidemic prevention efforts in both mainland China and Macau by Yao Jian, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau SAR.
Melco’s certificate was received by representatives including Chief Advisor Dr Kent Wong, Senior Vice President, Property General Manager, Altira and Mocha Clubs, Raymond Lo, and Manager, Community Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility, Diana Yao at a ceremony held at Morpheus at City of Dream.
“We are grateful for the leadership of Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau SAR and the local Macau SAR Government for their continued, proactive and decisive responses in helping contain the spread of the coronavirus,” said Dr Wong.
“We strive to continue embracing Melco’s philosophy of giving back to the community not only through donations such as that to Wuhan and Hubei in late January this year, but also in helping the community in need through our ‘Simple Acts of Kindness’ volunteering activities.”
MGM received its certificate in a ceremony at MGM Cotai attended by MGM President, Chief Strategic & Financial Officer Kenneth Feng, President & Chief Operating Officer Hubert Wang and Executive Vice President of Human Resources Wendy Yu.
MGM’s initiatives included a MP$20 million donation to Hubei, 500,000 face masks to the Macau SAR government and the launch of the “MGM SME Anti-epidemic Support” program to increase the cash flow of SMEs during the pandemic.
“We are grateful to the Central People’s Government and the SAR government for their unceasing effort and exceptional leadership since the outbreak of coronavirus disease,” said Feng.
“This, together with the cohesion among Macau citizens, has brought us to the road to recovery. Our hearts are always with our fellow countrymen and every community, and we should be able to create a better tomorrow if we continue to work in unison.”