Streets to be lit with Hundreds of Lights Coming, says PPID Minister

Streets to be lit with Hundreds of Lights Coming, says PPID Minister

#TurksandCaicos, March 9, 2023 – Hundreds of promised streetlights will finally make it to communities of the Turks and Caicos this year according to Jamell Robinson, Minister of Physical Planning and Infrastructure Development (PPID). 

“Our annual budget from FortisTCI is about 250 lights, but we are looking to invest another $1 million in solar lights that should get us another 500. So over the next year that should get us 750 lights across the country.”

Street lights had been raised by the Premier at the start of the country’s most notorious crime wave in the final quarter of 2022; said then to be critical for safety and security and as a deterrent to crime.

Robinson, was however speaking at more recent press conference held at Crackpot Kitchen on March 1 and attended by all Departments in the Ministry of PPID. The project is covered under the $5 million re-allocation for roads and electrification as part of the 3rd Supplementary Appropriations Bill recently tabled in the House of Assembly.

“We wanna light up the place not with just regular electricity but with solar.” He said, “So in those areas that we can do that it will make a big difference for communities across the country. Some will be in communities, some will be on the highways. Wherever there is darkness we intend to put light over these 12 months,” he promised.

  • PublishedMarch 18, 2023

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