Lisboa Palace restarts construction

The Macau facility that stopped its construction phase over a fatal accident resumed activity on Wednesday.

Macau.- Ambrose So Shu Fai, chief executive of SJM Holdings Ltd, revealed that Macau authorities authorised the operator to continue the construction phase at the Cotai casino Grand Lisboa Palace. The one month halt started after a fatal accident that happened to one of the construction workers.

“We were allowed to resume work today [Wednesday]. Of course, the contractors need some time to commission the set of workers and so on. It will take a little time,” said So during an award ceremony sponsored by SJM Holdings, as GGRAsia revealed. Moreover, the official said that as the facility lost about seven to eight weeks, they’re trying to readjust the construction programme and try to catch up with the schedule. “From our estimates, we expect that we can still open in the second half of 2018,” he added.

Back in June, a worker fell from a platform 8 meters tall and was later found unconscious when he was being taken to the hospital. The worker was in a coma before the authorities informed that he died. The Labour Affairs Bureau informed that it issued a suspension order to the contractor, in order to protect the safety of other workers, which lasted for more than a month. The authorities ordered the contractor to fully implement effective measures that would improve occupational safety of all workers.

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