The Government announced that 84 streetlights were recently installed and activated between Burnham Drive, McKenzie and the Wismar section in Linden, Region 10.
Kester Hinds, Senior Project Engineer within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure with responsibility for maintenance, traffic and safety, has indicated that the government expended $13M to improve safety and security within those areas.
He said the scope of works included the installation of 84 lights on wallaba poles along with the running of interconnecting cables.
Hinds, according to a GINA report, noted that whilst persons would have varying responses to the longevity of the wallaba poles, the ministry uses them because they are procured at an affordable cost, thereby allowing for more installations to be done.
It is expected that 2016 will see the continued installation of streetlights countrywide, along with the maintenance of lights in other areas.