Ministry reports theft of 37 LED street lights

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The Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s Electrical Engineering Department has reported the theft of 37 Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Street Lights in the following areas:

No.

 

Locations # of Units
1 Eccles Industrial Site Road, East Bank Demerara

 

11
2 Farm Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara

 

7

 

3 Schonnard Access Road, West Bank Demerara 7

 

4 Linden/Soesdyke Highway

 

5

 

5 Lombard Street, Georgetown

 

3

 

6 Providence Access Road, East Bank Demerara

 

2
7 Takuba Road Lodge Housing Scheme, Georgetown

 

2

 

According to the Department, the replacement cost per unit amounts to GY$73,000 which will cost the Ministry GY $ 2,701,000 in total to replace all 37 LED lights.

Based on the engineer’s estimate, this is quite an exorbitant amount of finance to replace the LED lights, notably, these lights were installed in November 2019 in the aforementioned areas.

The Ministry is hereby pleading with the perpetrators to refrain from committing larceny against its country; as the Government of Guyana seeks to improve safety and security on Guyana’s road network.

The general public is kindly asked to report any suspicious act of theft to the Ministry’s Public Relations Department on 592-227-0799, via Facebook Messenger at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, or via Email at [email protected]. (Ministry of Public Infrastructure press release)

 

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