Power plant site slated for housing

Government awards architect Chan Hou Kuan with MOP38.5 million contract development plan for public housing to be constructed on site of old power plant on Avenida Venceslau de Morais

The government has awarded a MOP38.5 million (US$4.8 million) contract for developing the plan for the construction of public housing on the site of the former power plant in Avenida de Venceslau de Morais in Areia Preta (plot pictured), an Official Gazette release announced yesterday.
According to the release the contract was provided to architect Chan Hou Kuan from ARCO Architecture Design and Consultant Company Ltd., with the contract payment expected to be completed by 2021.
Information from the Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) indicates the contract was officially awarded on March 21, with the contractor having 240 days to complete the plan.
The government is planning to develop some 1,500 housing units together with social facilities and a government complex in the central building of the former power plant.
Bernie Leong, chairman of the Executive Committee of CEM – Companhia de Electricidade de Macau, stated previously that the main chimney would be gradually removed up to the end of this year, with the station to be vacated by the second half of 2018.