The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) has issued a licence for the foundation work of the theme park and resort proposed by legislator and executive director of local operator Sociedade de Jogos de Macau (SJM) Angela Leong On Kei. It is to be located in Cotai, Business Daily has learned.
A DSSOPT source explained that the licence for the foundation works followed the completion of the “preliminary planning for the architecture and project of the theme park located in Cotai”.
The DSSOPT initiative follows recent complaints by Ms. Leong about the lack of government definition regarding policy decisions.
The legislator and executive director told Portuguese language newspaper Hoje Macau that “there have been many problems with the policy that the government wants to implement. Since we’re one of the concessionaires of the land, we’d like to develop more theme parks, but we’re still not allowed to continue the development of the land.”
The businesswoman, who intends to promote this business on an individual basis, also stated that “the problem is not ours, and I hope it helps us to find out what’s going on. Everything depends upon the government because it changed the plan.”
The theme park will be situated on a plot in Cotai facing Wynn Palace and the Grand Lisboa Palace.
In 2005, the government handed over 200,000 square metres to the company known as Macau Theme Park and Resort, divided into two lots (106,000 square metres for a hotel complex and 95,000 square metres for a theme park).
In 2014, the Eastweek magazine announced that the goal was to theme the park after Hello Kitty, created in 1974 by Japanese company Sanrio.