CEM Customer Liaison Committee visits Hangzhou Smart City Projects

24 October 2018, Macau

CEM organized a visit to Hangzhou for CEM Customer Liaison Committee (CLC) members to learn relevant information and experience sharing on smart city project and smart streetlight. The 33-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 President of Macau Goldsmith’s Guild and Iun Iok Meng, CLC Vice President and Advisor to CEM Executive Committee. Wong Kin Chong, CLC member and President of the Industry and Commerce Association of Macau Northern District; Bernie Leong, Chairman of CEM Executive Committee; Benjamin Yue, Principal Advisor to CEM Executive Committee; Jane Leong, Director of CEM Customer Services Department; Billy Chan, Director of CEM Transmission and Distribution 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 of CLC arrived in Hangzhou this afternoon to embark on a four-day study trip of the smart city project. Delegation leader Vong Kok Seng said the trip will place emphasis on visiting Alibaba Group, State Grid Hangzhou Power Supply Company, Power Supply Emergency Recovery Command Centre and smart streetlight facilities, etc. Vong hoped the trip can help delegation members learn from Hangzhou’s experiences in building smart city and developing power supply advanced technologies.

Vong Kok Seng said Hangzhou, as a pioneer in informatization and digitalization, is China’s first city to use the City Brain mode, and governs itself via a combination of government data and social data. Building a smart city is one of the key objectives specified in Macau SAR's Five-Year Development Plan, and is of great importance to Macau’s governance and social development. Macau SAR and Alibaba signed the Framework Agreement of Strategic Co-operation on Smart City Development in August 2017. Through the visit, the delegation can closely observe the smart city that adopts data-driven technologies and serves citizens in a smart manner.

Bernie Leong said 16 representatives of local associations and the Government have taken part in the visit. They will study the smart streetlight construction project of Hangzhou and Leong hopes the members can learn the implementation of the project through the visit. Streetlights are an integral part of cities’ infrastructure, and they feature wide coverage and strong operation consistency. The streetlight network is a great carrier for smart city application equipment, and can be furnished with various innovative equipment that facilitate the establishment of smart city. Using streetlights as the basis for smart city will be a highly feasible option. Streetlights in Macau are very evenly distributed, creating a good condition for promoting smart streetlights and building smart city as a whole.

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 Mong Ha Community 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; Robert Chan, Chairman of Macau Institution of People's Alliance; Lewis Chan, Executive Committee Member of Consumer Council of Macau SAR Government; Fong Kin Fu, Vice Director of the United Association of Food and Beverage Merchants of Macau; 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; Lau Veng Lin, Vice Director of Macau Association of Building Contractors and Developers; 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: Uman Cheang, Luella Wong, River Leng, Chiang Chong Sek, Ally Chan, Emily Cheong and Youlanda Zhang.

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