By Anthony Giron
IMUS CITY, Cavite — At least 40-million budget is being allocated annually for street lighting in this historical capital city, the local engineering office said.
City Engineer Christian Mervin Sarno said that the inner barangay (village) main road street lighting is one of the projects under the local administration’s modernization program.
The latest addition to the list of finished LED-street lighting project was the stretch from Barangay Luma and Medicion. Still ongoing are some streets in Barangays Anabu and Alapan.
Sarno said that the more powerful and cost-saving street lighting project was made possible by officials led by Mayor Emmanuel Leonardo Maliksi.
“It is the target of the administration to make most inner barangay main roads well-lighted in the future,” Sarno told this reporter in an interview.
Sarno cited that the purpose of the lighting project in the areas is, among others, to prevent road accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians, deter crimes and for residents to have bright streets to walk on freely and happy.
Admitting that there are still areas to be lighted, Sarno said that the administration had virtually made and done the projects in vital and busy roads namely the areas of Nueno, Poblacion, Bucandala, Malagasang, Open Canal, Carsadang Pasong Buaya II, and nearby areas.
Sarno confirmed that at least P40 million are being allotted yearly for the LED-lighting projects in the city’s barangays. He said that it is the administration’s vision to modernize the area, being the province’s capital, and be competitive.
He cited that the city administration is also coordinating with the national authorities in lighting up Aguinaldo Highway, Daanghari and other national roads under the jurisdiction of Imus.
The city engineer said that the constituents, both the masses and the elite, have responded favorably to the street lighting project that was made by the local administration in the last six years.
“It (the street lighting) is a continuing project, it is the wish of the officials to light more streets especially the inner main roads in the city,” Sarno said.