CEM and the Housing Bureau offer inspection of household electrical installations for elderly living in social housing units
Macau, 21 February 2023
It has been seven years since CEM partnered with the Housing Bureau to provide free inspection and maintenance of household electrical installations for the elderly living in social housing units through the Community Program. This year, CEM and the Housing Bureau arranged electricians to check household electrical safety for 21 senior citizens, who were referred by the Housing Bureau. During the household visits, Chan Kuan Kit, Head of the Social Housing Division of the Housing Bureau and Jaclyn Iun, Senior Manager of CEM Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Communications Office, extended their greetings and presented healthy food gift packs to the seniors. The beneficiaries welcomed the Program, which can greatly enhance electrical safety, and expressed gratitude to the organizers for their care.
Jaclyn Iun said that with consistent care for the community, CEM launched the Community Program in 2000 and was one of the first organizations in Macau to launch such services. The Program encourages colleagues to make use of their free time and expertise to provide free safety inspection and maintenance of household electrical installations for seniors who live in solitude, underprivileged families as well as people with special needs, so as to improve their living environment and electrical safety.
Moreover, in order to further promote electrical safety, the “Safety Upgrade Subsidy Program for Communal Electrical Installations in Low-rise Aging Buildings” was set up by CEM shareholders with a contribution of MOP 30 million at the end of 2020, subsidizing the upgrade of communal electrical installations in low-rise buildings of over 30 years old, also known as “three-nil” buildings, to help residents to resolve electricity safety problems. As of now, CEM has successfully subsidized 39 buildings to complete the upgrade and another 30 buildings are in process of upgrade or preliminary planning, with the whole program benefiting about 3,000 households.
Besides accepting referred cases from local organizations, CEM’s Community Program also welcomes citizens to refer individuals in need (those to receive assistance shall hold valid Beneficiary Cards issued by the Social Welfare Bureau). For details and registration, please visit www.cem-macau.com or call 8393 1206. For enquiry about the “Safety Upgrade Subsidy Program for Communal Electrical Installations in Low-rise Aging Buildings”, please call CEM Info Line at 2833 9911.