Tourism capacity report completed

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On has announced that the tourism capacity report, conducted by the Secretary for Security, Wong Sio Chak, and the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam Chon Weng, has been completed and will be submitted to the central government with regard to improving the city’s Individual Visit Scheme (IVS) for Mainland tourists. Secretary Wong told local broadcaster TDM Radio yesterday that the capacity report covers studies on the measures applied for crowd control and border crossing in the past few years, especially during the Chinese New Year. In addition, he said that the underlying concerns and risks for the measures were also evaluated. The CE, meanwhile, said that the central government would study how to adjust and improve the current IVS policy based on the report, aiming to reach a balance between the capacity and life quality of Macau residents. In fact, earlier this month, the deputy director of Hong Kong Macau Affairs Office of the State Council, Zhou Bo, said that proposals for improving the tourist visa scheme and Hong Kong’s multiple visit scheme will be released very soon. K.L.