Work is underway on a waterfront green corridor that will grace the southern tip of the Macao Peninsula. The publicly accessible promenade will incorporate recreational facilities and family attractions as it winds its way from the Macao Science Center to the Barra district in the west.
The Macao SAR Government Municipal Affairs Bureau says the promenade will be built in stages, with the first stage between the Macao Science Center and the Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre in the NAPE district. Construction began in April, and the first section of the promenade should be ready for use by the end of this year.
The main pedestrian path along the shore will be 400 metres long. The aim is to beautify the area around the water, as well as to deliver recreational opportunities to the people of Macao and visitors to the city.
The first stage will occupy 15,000 square metres with 2,700 square metres given over to playgrounds for children. Other facilities will include shaded tea lounges, sports fields, fitness equipment and a roller-skating rink.
Planning work will soon begin on the project’s second stage, the promenade between the Kun Iam Ecumenical Centre and the Barra district. The final design will include a cycleway next to the main pedestrian path.
Work on the promenade is one of a set of infrastructure projects recently announced by the Macao SAR Government. Some of the projects have been fast-tracked to create jobs for Macao people and business for Macao enterprises, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises, that have had their income negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
| Buildings in central Macao get facelift|
The exteriors of some of the older buildings in the central area of the Macao Peninsula are set to be redecorated. The Macao SAR Government Municipal Affairs Bureau said the work, which the Government will fund, would help improve the environment for living and doing business in the city centre.
The work includes repainting the façades of buildings in St. Dominic’s Square, in Senado Square and in Avenida de Almeida Ribeiro, which is commonly known as San Ma Lou. Buildings deemed by UNESCO to be part of the Historic Centre of Macao will be excluded from the scheme, as will other structures that the local authorities consider built heritage.
The Municipal Affairs Bureau said repainting would be finished by the summer. The workers will have to follow guidelines set by the Cultural Affairs Bureau and by the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau.
The repainting is part of a set of projects announced by the Macao SAR Government that are meant to help create jobs for Macao people and business for Macao enterprises affected by the economic slowdown linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.