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JPS, CMI ink $5.17m LED lighting deal

Published:Monday | August 11, 2014 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Public Service Company and the Caribbean Maritime Institute recently inked a deal worth $5.17m for the replacement of 200 streetlights with light-emitting diode (LED) lighting. The project is an outgrowth of a memorandum of understanding signed by the two entities in July 2013, which saw collaboration on the replacement of 30 street lights along the Palisadoes Road.

The recent contract signing, marked the second phase of the project, which is scheduled to commence within three weeks, and will see students of the Caribbean Maritime Institute retrofitting street lights in sections of the Rockfort community, and along the Harbour View roundabout and the corridor leading into Port Royal.

Speaking at the signing ceremony held on Friday, Minister of Energy Hon Phillip Paulwell, informed the audience that the project would also make use of GPS technology, allowing for the tracking of stolen fixtures. He also pointed out that the project would create training and employment opportunities for persons in East Kingston, Port Royal, and sections of eastern and southern St Andrew.