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Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture (Macau)

The Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture (Portuguese: Secretariado para os Assuntos Sociais e Cultura, Chinese: 社會文化司) is a department of the Macau Government. The Secretariat is responsible for the education, health, tourism, social affairs and culture issues in the region.

The current department took over the role formerly held by the:

List of responsibilities:

  • Health Bureau
  • Education and Youth Affairs Bureau
  • Cultural Affairs Bureau
  • Macau Government Tourist Office
  • Social Welfare Bureau
  • Macau Sports Development Board
  • Teritary Education Services Office
  • Institute of Tourism Studies
  • Macau Grand Prix Committee
  • Macau Tourism Office in Portugal
  • University of Macau
  • Macau Polytechnic Institute

List of Secretariats

Order Name Assumed office Left office Term
1 Fernando Chui Sai On
20 December 1999 20 December 2004 1
20 December 2004 12 May 2009 2
During this interval, Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau Wah was the Interim
Social Affairs and Culture. (12 May 2009 - 20 December 2009)
2 Cheong U
20 December 2009 20 December 2014 3
3 Alexis Tam Chong Veng
20 December 2014 Incumbent
Term ends on 20 December 2019


Former Officials

See also

Other principal officials of Macau: