The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) says it has delivered on its promise to install streetlights along the Diamond Access Road, East Bank Demerara and works have already started to extend the lighting project to Mocha.
In mid-April, the Ministry stated that 100 streetlights would 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, a release from MPI on Monday said that this figure was hiked and instead 73 streetlights were recently installed in Diamond after two weeks of works.
The release said that at least 50 streetlights are slated for Mocha and works are underway and are expected to be completed in two weeks.
The installation works in Diamond saw MPI officials using existing poles to enable the new lights. A similar approach will be taken in Mocha but officials are also seeking to install new posts between streetlights.
The release said that the Ministry also plans to move its lighting project to the Corentyne Coast following the completion of the Mocha project