New Urban Planning Law leading to drop in construction projects

Macau 09 Apr 2014
New Urban Planning Law leading to drop in construction projects

The new Urban Planning Law, which came into effect on March 1, introduced an Urban Planning Committee (CPU) – an entity responsible for assessing proposals for construction projects. According to a TDM report, this new step has led to dropouts, with several contractors giving up on projects that they had previously submitted.

The Secretary-General of the CPU, Lao Iong, explained that they have received 111 proposals: 80 of these requests having been filed before the law came into effect, and 31 afterwards. So far this year The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau has received 111 applications to develop land.  All of the applications are to develop sites on the peninsula, many in heritage areas, Urban Planning Council secretary-general Lao Iong says. The urban planning law, which came into force on March 1, requires government to consult the public about every development plan it receives. Read More

 

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