Sands China Team Members and Executives Visit Residents of Repaired Coloane Homes

(Macao, Jan. 17, 2018) – Sands China team members and executives visited residents of Navegantes Street and Lai Chi Vun in Coloane Wednesday, where they extended their warm greetings and best wishes to residents whose homes had recently been repaired through the company’s assistance.

Following August’s Typhoon Hato, a group of Sands China team members took the initiative to organise a project to repair 22 storm-damaged homes in Coloane, including three that had been destroyed and had to be substantially repaired. With the support and coordination of the Housing Bureau, the team members enlisted the help of three local construction companies, including Min Da Construction & Engineering Co., Ltd., Tong Lei Engineering & Construction Company Limited, and Circle Engineering Company Limited, to help renovate the damaged homes. 

The residents expressed their gratitude to Sands China for its assistance during Wednesday’s visit, and gave team members and executives a tour of the newly repaired homes. 

Sands China Ltd. President Dr. Wilfred Wong, who was in attendance along with other company executives and team members, said: “Being an active member of the Macao community is a value at the heart of this company. We are very proud of our team members for taking the initiative to assist the residents here, and we were happy to lend our support to their initiative. Our thanks go to them, to the Housing Bureau and the local construction companies and suppliers for their support, and to the Coloane Welfare Association of Son I and the Association of Residents of Lai Chi Vun for their coordination work.”

Sands China’s post-Hato relief efforts began immediately the storm and remain ongoing. Assistance to the community has included clearing storm debris from public areas, food and water delivery to needy families, support to local SME suppliers in the form of expedited and advance payments, repairs to homes and buildings, and the purchasing and renting of shuttle buses for nongovernmental organisations to minimise service interruptions for their users, among many other assistance efforts. In addition, Sands China has pledged to donate a total of MOP 30 million to support Macao’s typhoon disaster relief, with another MOP 35 million in aid pledged by the Adelson Family Foundation.

The company’s community work is part of Sands Cares, the global corporate citizenship programme of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Photo caption: Residents of Navegantes Street (left photo) and Lai Chi Vun (right photo) in Coloane gather with Sands China executives and team members Wednesday
in front of their recently repaired homes, where they expressed their gratitude to Sands China for its post-typhoon assistance.

Photo caption: Navegantes Street and Lai Chi Vun residents extend their warm greetings to Sands China team members and executives, and to three local construction companies, giving them a tour of their newly repaired homes Wednesday.  


About Sands China Ltd. 
Sands China Ltd. (HKEx: 1928, Sands China or the Company) is a Cayman Islands registered company and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio is comprised of The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza™ Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company’s integrated resorts contain a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre and the Sands Cotai Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company’s Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao’s transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS). 

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Sands Cares
A firm believer in the importance of corporate social responsibility, Sands China Ltd. engages with the local Macao community as a part of Sands Cares – the corporate giving programme of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sands Cares integrates the company’s philanthropic work worldwide, including financial giving, team member volunteerism and in-kind support. The Sands Cares programme seeks to make an impact on its team members and those working in the hospitality industry, the communities where the company operates, and the planet.

Key areas of Sands Cares in Macao include the Sands China Care Ambassador programme for volunteering in the local community; the Sands China Academy, focused on team member training and development, and the professional development of Macao locals; and Sands ECO360, the global sustainability strategy of LVS which guides the company’s environmental sustainability initiatives worldwide.

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