FRA renews 976 streetlights in divisions

976 streetlights in the Central and Western divisions were renewed last year by the Fiji Roads Authority. Picture: JONA KONATACI

NINE hundred and seventy-six streetlights in the Central and Western divisions were renewed last year by the Fiji Roads Authority (FRA).

FRA general manager electrical Musheer Khan said 25 solar streetlights were installed in Nailaga and around 1754 streetlights were installed along the Queen’s and King’s roads, Wainibokasi and Navua.

Mr Khan said there were ongoing streetlight projects along Kings Rd, Queens Rd, Wainibokasi, Labasa-Savusavu and Suva Street lighting (part of Queen Elizabeth drive, Gladstone Rd, Cakobau Rd and Edinburgh Drive that would be completed around mid-year.

“This is by far the largest streetlight project to be undertaken by the FRA. Upon completion of this project, there will be a total of 3736 streetlights installed around the country,” Mr Khan said. ”

All new streetlights are LEDs.

Tender for installation of solar streetlights at various sites on Viti Levu and Vanua Levu has also been put out to the market.”

He added that in the next two months more streetlight works would be tendered for Suva, Labasa, Savusavu, Lautoka, Nadi, Sigatoka, Ba and Tavua.

“The FRA is presently carrying out a detailed scoping of these works for the same to be tendered. Apart from this, the FRA is also looking at the replacement of about 3000 streetlights in the residential areas over a period of 12 months through its streetlight maintenance contractors in Suva, Nasinu, Nausori, Lami, Deuba, Nadi, Sigatoka, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua, Rakiraki and Labasa to Savusavu.”

He added the duration of the project would depend on the award of the tender and it would be for about 12 to 18 months.

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