Government to evaluate environmental impact of Macau Legend hotel

Macau Legend Development Ltd’s chief executive, David Chow Kam Fai, says the Macau government is still evaluating the height limit of his Fisherman’s Wharf project, which has proposed a new hotel at 90 meters tall, TDM reports. 

Chow says the government will likely commission an independent assessment on the environmental impact of the project.

“Building a 90 metre tall hotel is still within the legal legislation. However, if the government suddenly requires [us] to lower the height to 60 metres I would think that it is difficult to develop in Macau,” said Chow as quoted by TDM. “We will reconsider if we are going to develop the project,” he added.

There had been opposition to the hotel, however, Chow added that he would like to see the project considered fairly. “If the final decision is based upon populism, it would be the government’s choice,” said Chow.