Macau | Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau permanent director yet to be decided - Public Works Secretary

The Secretary for Transport and Public Works said today that the new Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau Acting Director contract has a six-month term with a permanent appointment yet to be decided, while praising the reasons to not renew the former Acting Director were simply contractual

Macau (MNA) – Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo Arrais do Rosário said this Wednesday that the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) will still have a new director with the current replacement contract having a six month term.

Raymond Tam Wai Man saw his term as Acting Director of the SMG finish today, with the Secretary saying his term was not renewed because he is also holding functions as the Director of the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA).

The Macau SAR Government has appointed Tang Iu Man as the new SMG Acting Director, with the incumbent head of the Aviation Weather Centre of the department, Leong Weng Kun, to serve as Acting Deputy Director.

“Mr. Tam is also the Director of the DSPA and was holding different functions. That kind of appointment can only last one year. I have the best impression of him and his performance, but if it is one year it is one year,” the Secretary said today after a meeting with the Urban Renewal Committee.

Tam, had taken the position at the SMG following the retirement of its former director Fong Soi Kun, who resigned one day after Typhoon Hato hit the city.

According to the Secretary, a the new the Macau government is still deciding who will be the new permanent SMG head, without giving any indications who the replacement might be.