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CEM Customer Liaison Committee visits Power Facilities and Technology & Innovative Companies in Greater Bay Area and Qingyuan

30 October 2019, Macau

CEM organized a visit to three cities in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) and Qingyuan for CEM Customer Liaison Committee (CLC) members to learn relevant information of power facilities and experience sharing with technology & innovative companies. The 32-member delegation was led by Vong Kok Seng, CLC President, Vice-President of Board of Directors of Macau Chamber of Commerce; Lei Chi Fong, CLC Vice President and Honorary Life President of Macau Goldsmith’s Guild and Iun Iok Meng, CLC Vice President and Advisor to CEM Executive Committee. Bernie Leong, Chairman of CEM Executive Committee; Jane Leong, Director of CEM Customer Services Department; Billy Chan, Director of CEM Transmission and Distribution Department; Evan Liu, Director of CEM Power and Networks Dispatch Department; Cecilia Nip, Director of CEM Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Communications Office are the Consultants of the delegation. Delegation members included representatives of local associations in Macau, as well as CEM representatives.

The delegation set off from Macau Lotus Port this morning for three-day visit to three cities in GBA and Qingyuan. The itinerary included visiting the Guangzhou Experience Center of power supply service for GBA's business environment in Nansha, the “Four Grids Integration” project on Meihua Road and Old Nanhai community in Guangzhou, Guangdong Power Grid integrated emergency management base and meter testing center in Qingyuan, Tencent Holdings Limited and DJI Technology Co. Ltd. in Shenzhen, as well as Huawei European town in Dongguan.

Vong Kok Seng said Macau has fully and stringently implemented the "one country, two systems" since its return to China. Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau have always been working closely together to give play to their respective advantages in economic, social, and cultural issues, as well as people's livelihood. Macau has also exerted on its unique advantages to participate in and push forward the construction of the GBA. The State Council released the “Guiding Opinions on Deepening Pan-Pearl River Delta Regional Cooperation” in 2016, proposing teaming up with Hong Kong and Macau to jointly build the GBA and establish a world-class city cluster. The delegation visited the facilities related to the power industry and technology & innovative enterprises in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Dongguan in the GBA, as well as Qingyuan, a city near the GBA. Through the tour, members of the CLC from different sectors of the community could be more knowledgeable about the power industry and learn more about the development of other cities and their enterprises. They will be able to give advice to the Macau SAR Government for the development of Macau and its integration into the overall situation of the national development.

Bernie Leong said in order to enhance the quality of customer services and to listen to customers' opinions, CEM established CEM Customer Liaison Committee in 2000. Apart from regular meetings, CEM also organizes annual visits to different areas for CLC members. In March this year, four power enterprises from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, together with nine energy units, signed the “Framework Agreement on Strategic Cooperation for Power Enterprises to Serve the Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area” in Beijing to promote the construction of the GBA. CEM organized this visit for CLC members to understand how other GBA cities ensure safe and efficient power supply to support the development, as well as how CEM can cooperate with the Macau SAR policies to optimize continuously so as to achieve the sustainability in the development of GBA and infuse momentum into the creation of a world-class GBA.

Members in the delegation include: Holly Ng, Vice Director of Taipa Community Development Association of General Residents Association of Macau; Ung Sio Hong, Vice Director of Association of Property Agents and Realty Developers of Macau; Sam Keng Wan, Vice Director of Seac Pai Van Family and Community Integrated Service Centre of General Residents Association of Macau; Wu Kin Wai, Director of Macau Entertainment and Service Association; Tomas Leong Si Hang, Council of Macau Association of Consumers of Public Utility Companies; Leong Meng Ian, Director of Taipa Office and Taipa Integrated Services Centre of Macau Federation of Trade Unions; Ada Chan, Vice President of the Women’s General Association of Macau; Fong Kin Fu, Vice Director of the United Association of Food and Beverage Merchants of Macau; Wong Sio San, Director of Toi San Community Centre of Macau Federation of Trade Unions; Ieong Weng Seng, Director of Association of Macau Small and Medium Enterprises of Catering; William Yong, Vice President of Property Management Business Association of Macau; Yeong Keng Hoi, President of the Industry and Commerce Federation of Islands of Macau; Ieong Ka Wai, Vice President of Macau Trade and Land Development Association; Majorie Lau, Vice Director of Industrial Association of Macau; Cheang Io Tung, Director of The Macau Electromechanics Professionals Association; Osborn Lo, Vice Director of Macau Association of Retailers and Tourism Services and Andy Tam, Standing Member of Macau Construction Association. Other CEM representatives include: Charles Leong, Uman Cheang, River Leng, Ally Chan, Emily Cheong and Gorilla Sou.