Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Richard Branson Betting on Macau 維珍集團擬在澳門建賭場酒店 (维珍集团拟在澳门建赌场酒店)

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group is close to securing a 20-hectare site in Macau, to build a US$3 billion casino complex.

The flamboyant British entrepreneur Richard Branson - whose business empire ranges from airlines to music and mobile phones, is close to acquiring the site in Macau. "We hope to get all the boxes ticked in the next couple of months and start developing the site soon afterwards," Sir Richard Branson said.

The paper said Branson had held talks with Macau's leader, Chief Executive Edmund Ho to try and confirm arrangements for the planned entertainment complex featuring three hotels and a casino, which could open as soon as 2010.

英資企業家布蘭森旗下的維珍集團, 擬買入20公頃土地計劃在澳門投資30億美元, 興建3間酒店及1間賭場。

布蘭森到訪澳門商討在澳開設娛樂消閒度假村。 據《金融時報》報道, 布蘭森在澳門期間曾與行政長官何厚鏵會面, 並談到撥地問題, 布蘭森希望爭取一兩個月內達成協議, 隨後即可動工興建, 酒店及賭場預期2010年落成。