4,721 street lights installed along highways across Guyana

-installation of street lights to boost road safety

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Thousands of Guyanese have significantly benefitted from the installation of street lights along highways by the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MoPI) last year.

Minister, the Hon. David Patterson told the media on Wednesday that some 4,721 street lights were installed.

While the distribution was across the country, the largest beneficiaries were

Regions 4, 5, and 6 with 1900, 1150, and 1046 street lights respectively.

Noteworthy is the installation of streetlights along the 45-mile stretch of the Linden-Soesdyke Highway which began in October. There had been a continuous call for lights on the highway.

At present, 40 lamps are operational along the thoroughfare at Kuru Kururu and Bamia with others installed along the Marudi section of the road to be powered soon.

Drivers who ply the route have commended the initiative which is expected to enhance the safety of the commute and minimise road fatalities.

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