Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said in a speech ahead of the Spring Festival that the new government will focus on the tasks that residents are most concerned about. These include:
- Advancing public administration reforms, raising the awareness of service of public servants, and building a “clean and efficient” service-oriented government;
- Promoting a moderately diversified economy and increasing efforts to cultivate new economic growth points, laying a solid economic foundation for Macau’s long-term prosperity and stability;
- Effectively improve people’s livelihood, and continuously enhance residents’ sense of well-being;
- Doing a good job in youth work, and create the necessary conditions for youth to become successful, while strengthening national consciousness;
- Building a cultural exchange base with Chinese culture as the mainstream, yet facilitating international humanities exchanges;
- Strengthening urban infrastructure construction, carrying out urban renewal, and building a smart city that is suitable for livability, business, and tourism;
- Promoting regional cooperation, building on the Greater Bay Area, deepening cooperation between Macau, Guangdong and Zhuhai, and cooperating with Zhuhai to develop Hengqin.
Meanwhile, it is becoming more noticeable that Ho’s “micro-service patrols” are generating intense discussion among the civil service. When asked about it, Ho told reporters that he had visited more than 10 departments to see their working environments. When asked whether any were “unqualified”, he said with a smile that he mainly looked at the working environment of the department and listened to the opinions of the director and the staff.
Source: Macau Daily