The coronavirus epidemic has brought various challenges to the city. Non-profit social welfare organizations and social enterprises, just like the many other local enterprises, are also struggling financially in the midst of this epidemic. Determined to support their operations and help ensure a safe and hygienic working environment for people with disabilities, MGM has become the first enterprise in Macau to provide cleaning services to social enterprises, sheltered workshops, vocational training centers, treatment and educational centers of Fuhong Society of Macau, Association of Parents of the People with Intellectual Disabilities of Macau, Macau Special Olympics and Macau Caritas. The Company also gave out hand sanitizers and other cleaning supplies to them for sustaining a clean environment.
In addition, MGM donated body temperature detectors with facial recognition capabilities to Fuhong Society of Macau, helping them to keep their cost in human resources down as the devices also boast the function of recording attendance. The first of its kind to be put into service in Macau, the system truly enhances rehabilitation services with innovative technologies. MGM hopes that these supporting initiatives would better the services for people with disabilities, spreading Macau’s spirit of benevolence to good causes within the community.
Jennifer Chau, Director of Fuhong Society of Macau, expressed her gratitude, “The business of our social enterprises has dropped drastically, and yet we still need to sustain the livelihood of our trainees, which overall has posed severe challenges to our operation. In this critical situation, we are thrilled to receive supports from MGM, who has cleaned our centers thoroughly for providing a clean workplace to our trainees who will soon resume working in the centers. MGM has also gifted us advanced body temperature detectors that feature attendance recording function. This will save us quite a lot of administrative resources, and subsequently improve the efficiency of our services.”
Lio Sao Wa, General Secretary of Association of Parents of the People with Intellectual Disabilities of Macau, said, “Our employment assistance program has been suspended due to the epidemic, and our trainees are worried that the skills they learned from previous trainings will grow rusty from disuse. We are all thankful for MGM’s timely help as they have prepared a reassuring environment for both our trainees and customers, which will surely restore their confidence in our service when we resume operation.”
Over the past weeks, MGM has been paying close attention to the needs of different parties in the community after the outbreak of the epidemic. Earlier, MGM has supplied the frontline staff of Macau Federation of Trade Unions, General Union of Neighborhood Associations of Macau and Caritas Macau with masks, disposable caps and other necessary items. The Company also prepared 1,000 supply kits for local elderly, which were distributed with the helping hands of the above three organizations, allowing them to stay worry-free at home and thus reduce the risks of infection.
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first mega-size complex project in Macau to achieve the China Green Building Design Label Three-Star Certification.
MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.
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