Macau carried a surplus of 6.1 billion patacas into this year from 2004. In the first four months this year, 5.27 billion patacas of casino direct tax have entered Macau's government coffers, constituting 78 per cent of government revneues. Here is a look at where the money is going: 5 billion patacas East Asian Games The two-week regional Olympics, to be held from October 26 to November 6 this year, is intended to erase Macau's image as a city capable only of running casinos. More than a dozen new sports venues and supporting facilities, including a 34.3 million patacas media centre, are being built from scratch. 10.8 to 12 billion patacas Mass Transit System The 27km railway will shuttle residents and tourists throughout the Macau peninsula and Taipa Island. The government has not given the green light to build it, although a feasibility study done by Hong Kong MTR Corporation experts has been under way for two years. Bidding could start this year and the first line could be completed by 2009. It is unclear whether the price will be entirely paid by the government. 429 to 663 million patacas New ferry terminal next to Macau International Airport The 28,000-square-metre new ferry terminal will be four storeys and have 7,700 square metres of parking space, four piers, eight berths and 56 immigration counters. Construction is expected to begin next year and it could open by late 2007. The public works department is considering 16 bids for construction. 43 to 63 million patacas a year Free kindergarten education Macau spends 425 million patacas a year offering 10 years of free education, from third year of kindergarten to junior secondary school. In February, the government approved an extensionn of free education to the first two years of kindergarten. Legislators, have also urged free upper secondary education. Legislators Antonio Ng Kuok-cheong and Au Kam-san estimated it would cost an additional 187 million patacas per year.