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Lack of street lights: FRA

November 12, 2017 5:27 pm

The Fiji Roads Authority has highlighted there is a lack of street lights around the country and they are looking into installing new ones.

Chief Executive, Jonathan Moore says most street lights are outdated and old while some don’t work.

“Right now we have five thousand nine hundred street polls in order to be installed around the country, some along Kings Road, some along Queen’s road, some in the outline towns and but a large proportion will be in Nadi and Suva. So we have taken the accessibility very seriously we don’t want people walking in the dark and we do recognize the issue there.”

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Moore says they are looking at areas where there’s not enough street lights or none at all.

He says not having enough street lights is a major safety issue for both pedestrians and motorists.

“Security and safety for people is paramount and we recognize areas in Suva and all over the country lacking street lighting. There’s an extensive street lighting program being undertaken right now. Many of the lights in Suva are very old technology so we looking to bring in some new technology.”

He says they will start twenty-eight projects around Suva in the next twelve months and one of them is getting new street lights up.

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