Taiwan gives half a million for more street lights

Emerging as a replacement are the new energy-saving LED lights which have started to spring up in various parts of St. Kitts. This transformation some say, might just be for the better, from an environmental standpoint, given that it may save many more trees from being cut down in forests around the world.

The thrust forward in this direction however, has been made so much easier by the generous financial support provided by the oldest diplomatic friend of St. Kitts and Nevis, Taiwan.

The Government of this Asian nation has donated EC$579,000 to the Government in Basseterre, to purchase the latest set of LED lights, for installation in the Frigate Bay area.

The financial package will therefore enable the Government to expand its lighting program to cover that area of the Frigate Bay Road, stretching from the Sugars Complex, down to the last round-about, at the entrance of the Dr. Kennedy Simmonds Highway.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy, Lennie Lake said the money will be used to purchase 110 LED lights some of which will also be installed at the New Road Community Park in St. Peters.

Lake said the installation will be a collaborative effort between the Public Works Department (PWD) and the St. Kitts Electricity Company (SKELEC).

The financial gift was presented at a handing over ceremony, where the Resident Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) handed over the cheque to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy, Dr. Earl Asim Martin.

The LED Lights will be provided by a Taiwan-based company, Power Alpha Worldwide Limited.

The latest installations of these new types of lights occurred last Sunday, when SKELEC workers placed those in the area of the new round-a-bout linking the Kim Collins Highway and the Frigate Bay Road.

A release from Government stated that Taiwan, in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and the St. Kitts Electricity Corporation (SKELEC), also installed over 40 LED light poles on the Kim Collins Highway and that stretch of road from the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) eastwards to the Sugar’s Complex.

As part of their ongoing program of assistance to St. Kitts and Nevis, Taiwan also financed the installation of solar lights on the island main road from Sandy Point to the Robert L. Bradshaw Memorial Park in St. Paul’s, installation of a one-megawatt solar farm at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport and Government Headquarters.

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