The Macau government announced on Tuesday six areas to benefit from the revitalization of old districts, with each to be supported by one of the city’s six concessionaires. Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Ms Ao Ieong U, said at a press conference that the government has worked hand in hand with the concessionaires to develop the six old districts revitalization plans, hoping to create more iconic cultural attractions for Macau.
The six districts are Lai Chi Vun Shipyard, Rua da Felicidade, the A-Ma area, Inner Harbour Piers 23 and 25, Avenida do Almeida Ribeiro and Rua de Cinco de Outubro, as well as the Iec Long Firecracker Factory.
The revitalization of part of Lai Chi Vun Shipyard was completed in June and has already been opened to the public, with Galaxy Entertainment Group the responsible enterprise. Wynn Macau is responsible for the Rua da Felicidade which is also planned to be developed into a pedestrian street and implemented during the Mid-Autumn Festival.
MGM China will be responsible for the A-Ma area.
As for the remaining three districts, SJM stated in its tender that it intends to revitalize the Inner Harbour Pier area. A source told IAG that Sands China will choose the area near Rua do Cunha in Taipa for revitalization.
Macau’s Chief Executive, Ho Iat Seng, publicly announced on 27 May this year that the government had received six old district revitalization plans from the six concessionaires, with most of these programs having since been announced.