The city’s Tourism Fund handed out a total of MOP1.93 million (US$241,250) to a number of local associations and groups in the third quarter of last year, according to the Official Gazette released yesterday. The United Association of Food and Beverage Merchants of Macao, which is headed by businessman and legislator Chan Chak Mo, was subsidised a total of MOP499,870 during the three months for their two F&B events, for training purposes. The amount that the association received accounted for one-fourth of the total fund distributed during the quarter. On the other hand, Macao Citizens Federation was subsidised some MOP382,000 for an event at its Fujian Culture Festival in the three months. The other great area of the fund, ranging in amounts of some MOP3,000, was allocated to groups for holding Chinese Opera activities.