Macau (MNA) – Two controversial temporary goods warehouses in Cotai have been given the go-ahead by Chief Executive (CE) on August 24, despite opposition by residents living near Seac Pai Van, according to a release on Thursday.
The project will undergo an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIA) to ensure the safety of the residents living in Seac Pai Van.
The release, which was made in response to a recent enquiry noted that the EIA is still ongoing.
The decision was made after a public consultation.
One of the warehouses, located in Concordia Industrial Park is less than 200 metres from a public housing area, with residents claiming that the locations violates the Chinese National Registration Centre for Chemicals requirement that such warehouses should be placed at least one kilometre away from places people stay.
The decision to construct two temporary dangerous goods warehouses in Seac Pai Van has sparked off protests by affected residents on August 12, which has attracted around 300 residents.
The group submitted a petition with more than 7,000 signatures to the government on July 31.
A petition was handed to the CE during a plenary session when Mr Chui was in attendance.