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New Year Message: Ho Iat Seng says the toughest times are passing

Chefe do Executivo de Macau

The Macau SAR Government will “fully and precisely implement the principle of one country, two systems and will firmly defend national sovereignty, security and development interests, says the Chief Executive in his New Year message

Ho Iat Seng also says that prevention and control of the epidemic are entering a new phase. “The priority work has shifted from infection prevention and control to medical treatment,” he notes, fisking that “the most difficult times are passing.”

Ho Iat Seng acknowledges that 2022 was an extremely difficult year for Macau due to the impact of the pandemic, but points to the changes already announced by the Central Government. “From 8 January 2023”, recalls the Chief Executive, “the treatment of infectious diseases of the new type of coronavirus will be adjusted to Class B, which will allow Macau’s economic and social development to be gradually resumed”.

In his traditional New Year message, Ho Iat Seng recalls the major decisions of the year, such as the gaming tender and the awarding of new licences, and the revision of the Law on Safeguarding the Defence of State.

The Chief Executive also referred to the reform of the Public Administration, the construction of the Hengqin Deepened Cooperation Zone between Guangdong and Macau, and underlined that the MSAR “has made further progress in all areas and the overall social situation remains harmonious and stable”.

Ho Iat Seng then referred to the conclusions of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. “The important references to the work of Hong Kong and Macau in the report of the 20th National Congress provided even better guidance for the successful practice of one country, two systems with Macau characteristics,” the Chief Executive notes.

“We should convert the decisions made at the 20th National Congress into concrete actions and push forward the continuous development of the grand practice of one Country, two systems,” maintains the Chief Executive.

For 2023, the Chief Executive says the Government will “enhance the coordination of the prevention and control of the epidemic and the economic and social development and also strive to promote economic recovery, improve the living conditions of residents and accelerate the appropriate and diversified development of the economy.”

The Government will also, says the Chief Executive, “effectively address the deeply rooted disparities and problems in economic and social development”.

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