Santo Domingo barrios to be lit up instead of the Sparkling Christmas light show in the park
According to National District Mayor David Collado, instead of the Sparkling Christmas light show in the park promoted by his predecessor Roberto Salcedo, the money will be spent on a new project called “Lighting Up Santo Domingo.”
The RD$40 million budgeted for the Sparkling Christmas event at the Parque Iberoamérica will be spent on the first stage of a program to install streetlights in the neighborhoods of Ensanche La Fe and part of Cristo Rey. The second stage will light up the neighborhoods of Mata Hambre and 30 de Mayo.
Collado said the initiative is aimed at ensuring that citizens feel safer at night.
Collado gave the details at a press conference on Monday, 10 October 2016 accompanied by the general manager of the Edesur electricity distribution company, Radhames del Carmen and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) representative in the country, Lorenzo Jimenez.
Edesur will be in charge of the technical side and the UNDP will carry out the tender for light bulbs to ensure transparency.
Collado said that Law 176-07 establishes that the municipality should allocate funds for lighting in residential neighborhoods. Jiménez stated that the initiative would improve the quality of life of people living in Santo Domingo.
Del Carmen added that this initiative would give city residents something in return for what they are already paying for the electricity service. Edesur will prepare the street plan, provide the workers and install the lights in the lampposts.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
Oct 11, 2016
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