35,000 more street lamps to be installed
Another 35,000 street lamps are to be installed this year under the Smart Light Emitting Diode (LED) Street Light Programme.
Since the roll-out of the programme last June, 37,000 LED street lamps have been installed by the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) in several communities in Kingston and St Andrew, St James, St Ann, Trelawny, St Mary, Hanover, Westmoreland, and St Catherine.
Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley said that the initiative, which is being implemented by the Government in partnership with JPS, aims to reduce the country's energy costs and increase the use of renewable energy sources.
He said that it also has an additional benefit. The safety and security component where the smart technology provides support in crime-fighting.
The programme will target 110,000 street lights across Jamaica over the next three years.