HK Electric Investments is the first fixed single investment trust listed in Hong Kong with a focus on the power industry. Our principal operating subsidiary, The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited (HK Electric), commenced operations in 1890 and is one of the longest-established utility companies in the world.
Over our long history, we have consistently supported Hong Kong's economic journey by offering safe, reliable and affordable electricity while minimising the impact of our operations on the environment as we strive to deliver sustainable growth in long-term value to our investors.
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HK Electric is one of the longest-established power companies in the world. The Company has a world-class record of providing a highly reliable electricity supply to Hong Kong and Lamma islands at a reasonable and affordable price.
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HK Electric, together with four District Councils on Hong Kong Island, two Rural Committees on Lamma Island and nine elderly service agencies, launched the third year of the CAREnJOY programme yesterday to promote community support and home electric safety through home visits and social gatherings.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Operations Director of HK Electric, Mr. Francis Cheng, said: “Stepping into a new year, we are pleased to have the Eastern District Council and the YWCA (Sai Wan Ho) formally joining in and complete our target of reaching out to all district councils and elderly centres on Hong Kong and Lamma Island, bringing care to more elders under their service networks.”
Also attending the occasion was the District Social Welfare Officer (Eastern and Wan Chai), Ms. Hannah Yip, who said: “The Social Welfare Department has been encouraging more people from all walks of life to volunteer. I wish to thank HK Electric for actively organising and supporting various volunteer services, and in particular partnering with the local community on this CAREnJOY programme. Their efforts in fostering mutual help among the elderly and urging them to be more outgoing are highly commendable.”
Since its launch in 2015, the CAREnJOY programme has engaged volunteers from HK Electric and elderly ambassadors to pay monthly visits to single elders and help them purchase bulky daily necessities such as rice and oil. Simple electrical inspections are also carried out by HK Electric volunteers.
This year, to address community needs and attract more single elders to come out and socialise, the programme will, apart from regular home visits, be expanded to include electric safety talks and gatherings in all four districts on Hong Kong Island. Games, exercises and performances will be arranged to bring fun and joy to participants. Services for 2017 would commence in March, and is expected to reach out to about 1,500 single elders throughout the year.
Mr. Cheng said, “One of CAREnJOY's major features is our emphasis on community support, and encouraging single elders to reach out for assistance when needed. Last year, our ambassadors helped spread this message and successfully invited 535 single elders to join local elderly centres. This is a demonstration of mutual neighbourhood support and how senior citizens can help serve one another.”
Other officiating guests yesterday were Vice-Chairman of Wan Chai District Council, Chow Kit-bing; Chairman of Community Affairs and Tourism Development Committee, Southern District Council, Lam Yuk-chun; Chairman of Culture, Leisure, Community Building and Services Committee, Eastern District Council, Ting Kong-ho; Chairman of Working Group on Elderly Service, Central & Western District Council, Yeung Hoi-wing; Vice-Chairman of Lamma (South) Rural Committee, Kwok Tam-fook; and Executive Member of Lamma (North) Rural Committee, Wong King-chuen.
Initiated by HK Electric, CAREnJOY is now supported by the Central and Western DC, the Wan Chai DC, Southern DC, Eastern DC, as well as Lamma North and South Rural Committees. The elderly home visits and talks are co-ordinated by nine NGO partners including the Aberdeen Kaifong Association, the Caritas Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Outlying Islands Women's Association Lamma Division, the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited, St James Settlement, the Hong Kong Society for the Aged, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Wan Chai Methodist Centre for the Seniors and YWCA Ming Yue District Elderly Community Centre.
Representatives from four
District Councils, nine elderly service agencies on Hong Kong Island and two Lamma
Rural Committees join Hannah Yip (L11) and Francis Cheng (L12) in rolling out “CAREnJOY
Mr. Francis Cheng says the “CAREnJOY” programme is expected to reach out to some 1,500 single elders with visits and electric safety talks.
More than 30 outstanding
CAREnJOY ambassadors receive recognition for having recruited 535 new members
to join local elderly centres, connecting them with support networks in the
Chinese dance performance by University of Third Age
TV artistes Uncle Joe and Aunty Lily Leung perform
oldies and Cantonese classics.
Third Age Citizen Mr. Leung Chung-yu (Back row L2) performs with his friends, bringing joy and
laughter to the occasion.