8 March 2011, Macao
A six-member delegation of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR led by Wang Xindong, Director-General, Kou Ming, Assistant Director-General paid a visit to Coloane Power Station on 8 March 2011, and were warmly received by CEM Chief Executive Officer Franklin Willemyns, Executive Director João Travassos da Costa, Generation Department Senior Manager Ip Kam Veng, Power and Network Dispatch Department Senior Manager Benjamin Yue, Communications and Public Affairs Senior Manager Iun Iok Meng, Assistant Manager Jaclyn Iun, and other CEM representatives. The two parties had a cordial talk on power supply issues.
In the welcoming speech, Franklin Willemyns thanked the Liaison Office for offering the opportunity for CEM to receive the delegate members and to introduce CEM and power generation facilities to them. He expects both parties can strengthen communication and friendship in future and work together for Macao’s economic development.
Franklin Willemyns said that CEM gained the trust of Macao SAR government last December, by being approved to extend the contract for power supply by fifteen years. CEM will continue to generate electricity with fuel oil and nature gas in diversified energy structure, or importation from Guangdong Province, ensuring the most economical and steady power supply, so as to maintain reasonable tariff.
Wang Xindong praised CEM’s efforts in providing stable power supply and customer services in the past years and recognized the company’s contribution in improving environmental protection. Wang thinks that the implementation of The Guangdong-Macao Cooperation Framework Agreement would bring novel opportunities to Macau’s economy advancement while CEM will play an important role. CEM also promised that it will strengthen cooperation with Guangdong counterparts and strive to propel power-supply businesses in both places with forward-looking strategies and measures. The delegation afterwards visited the facilities of the power station and natural gas terminal.