Sulu inaugurates new solar street lights PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 August 2015 11:02

SULU – More than a dozen solar street lights were inaugurated on Wednesday by provincial government officials in Sulu as part of an on-going infrastructure and development program, officials said.

Governor Totoh Tan led the ceremony in the coastal town of Maimbung where 20 solar power LED street lights have been installed in the villages of Kulasi and Laud Kulasi.

The project, which was jointly launched by the municipal government under Mayor Samier Tan and the provincial government, is aimed at hastening development and productivity in the area which is rich in marine resources.

The governor said at least 30 other solar street lights had been installed in other towns under the so-called “Project Solar Street Lights.”  He said more projects are underway not only in Maimbung, but other areas as well, to better serve the people.

“We hope to put more street lights and other infra and development projects in all the 19 towns and with the strong support of local officials and the people, we now see a better and progressive Sulu,” the governor said.

The inauguration was attended different sectors, including provincial and municipal officials and hundreds of villagers, who were elated by the installation of additional street lights in the town.

For his part, the mayor reiterated his commitment to pour more development projects and bring basic services to the communities to spur economic activities in Maimbung. He said aside from the street lights, there is an on-going construction of flea market and a covered court in the town.

Vice Governor Sakur Tan praised the projects and support of the locals to the efforts of the provincial and municipal governments and said: “Only through the path of unity can we truly achieve the development of our people and the progress of Sulu.” — Al Jacinto