Macau (MNA) – The Macau Chief Executive (CE), Fernando Chui Sai On, indicated this Tuesday that when it comes to prevention for future typhoons the Macau government still needs to improve its basic infrastructure, the implementation of flood gates in low-rise areas and personnel training.
The CE made the comments before holding a meeting with the Civil Protection Operations Center (COPC) to discuss and evaluate the preparations for the passage of Typhoon Mangkhut.
“The population awareness has also increased, together with the government response capacity for natural disasters. The most important was that no fatalities or serious injuries happened,” the CE stated.
Typhoon Mangkhut caused some 40 injuries, mostly not serious, and no casulties, with the CE stating that after the impact of Typhoon Hato – which caused 10 deaths in Macau – authorities spent the last year preparing to reduce the impact of natural disasters, with the damages caused by Typhoon Mangkhut being “basically what was expected”.
“The population awareness has also increased […]. There were some issues with water and energy supply and we try to reduce their impact […]. Civic associations, and volunteers from public departments and the CPSP also helped in the aftermath and the population has already returned to normal life,” he added.