Basseterre, St. Kitts (CUOPM) – Financial assistance from the Republic of China (Taiwan) will see the purchase of LED lights for installation in the Frigate Bay area.
At a handing over ceremony, Resident Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) handed over a cheque for US$214,500 (EC$579,000) to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy, the Hon. Dr. Earl Asim Martin.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy, Mr. Lennie Lake said the money will be used to purchase 110 LED lights to be installed in the Frigate Bay area from Sugars Complex to Zenway Boulevard) as well as the New Road Community Park.
He disclosed that the LED Lights will be provided by a Taiwan-based company, Power Alpha Worldwide Limited.
“Installation will be a collaborative effort between the Public Works Department (PWD) and the St. Kitts Electricity Company (SKELEC),” said Mr. Lake.
On Sunday, SKELEC workers were installing LED lights in the area of the new round-a-bout linking the Kim Collins Highway and the Pond Road and road leading from Bird Rock.
Taiwan in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and the St. Kitts Electricity Corporation (SKELEC) 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.
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-mega watt solar farm at the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport and Government Headquarters.