Macau (MNA) – The Court of Second Instance (TSI) announced in a press release on Friday that three appeal cases involving expired land plots had been rejected.
The first case involved land in Sac Pai On, in Coloane owned by a company called Companhia de Desenvolvimento Imobiliário Hou Lei, Limitada.
The land plot had taken two and a half years to be granted on January 25, 1991, and would expire in 25 years.
Chief Executive (CE) Fernando Chui Sai On ruled that on March 27, 2017, the land plot was declared invalid.
The second plot, belonging to Companhia de Investimento e Artesanato de Porcelana Novo Macau, Limitada, was located at the junction of Estrada de Barragem de Ka Ho and Nossa Senhora de Ka Ho, was granted on February 23 1990 for a period of 25 years.
It was declared expired by the CE on February 13, 2017.
The third is in Taipa Island, on the Baia do Pac On, and was being developed by Companhia de Investimentos Polaris, Limitada, and granted in December 26, 1990.
The utilisation period of the land was said to have expired on December 26, 2002 and was declared invalid on March 21 2016.
Three appeals were overturned in TSI on the basis that all three companies had failed to complete the terms of land use by the stipulated period.
Based on the provisions of the 166th article first (I) and 167th articles of the new Land Law, all three plots were hence declared invalid.