The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) has delivered on its promise to install streetlights along the Diamond Access Road, East Bank Demerara and works have already begun to extend the lighting project to the community of Mocha.
In mid-April, the ministry announced that 100 streetlights will be installed along the access roads of Mocha and Diamond on the East Bank. While the initial plan had been to install 50 new streetlights in each community, this figure was increased and instead 73 streetlights were recently installed in Diamond after two weeks of works, according to a statement from the ministry.
At least 50 streetlights are slated for Mocha and works have begun and are expected to be completed in two weeks.
The installation works in Diamond saw MPI officials using existing poles to facilitate the new lights. The ministry said a similar approach will be taken in Mocha but officials are also seeking to install new posts to close the gap between streetlights.
It is expected that the newly installed streetlights will heighten security in these areas as well as reduce the likelihood of road accidents.
Furthermore, the ministry plans to move its lighting project to the Corentyne Coast following the completion of the project in Mocha.