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Lighting up lives in remote Hakka villages

CLP continues to bring electricity to remove villages, supporting rural revitalisation and eco-tourism by connecting Mui Tsz Lam and Kap Tong to the grid.

A desire to look after people left behind by the march of modernity has characterised the work of the Kadoorie family since the 19th century – and it is a mission which CLP is carrying forward into a new era of technology and super-connectivity in the 21st century.

To support rural revitalisation and eco-tourism development in the Lai Chi Wo area of the northeastern New Territories, CLP Power completed a power supply for the remote Hakka villages of Mui Tsz Lam and Kap Tong in May 2019.

Mui Tsz Lam and Kap Tong are walled villages with long and rich histories, but electricity has been disconnected for over 40 years. Thanks to the installation of pole-mounted transformers and the laying of approximately five kilometres of underground cables, the two villages now enjoy a dependable electricity supply that presents new opportunities to promote ecotourism and preserve the area’s Hakka culture. CLP Power has also installed smart meters in homes so engineers can better monitor the new power supply and villagers can understand their consumption patterns and manage their electricity use to save energy.

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