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Faizabad streets illuminated

Faizabad streets illuminated

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Apr 06, 2011 - 20:36

FAIZABAD (PANinfo-icon): Sixty solar-powered streetlights, a USAIDinfo-icon-funded project, have been installed for the first time in northern Badakhshan province, a statement said on Wednesday.

Inaugurated on March 30, the streetlights brought the much-needed light to Faizabad streets, the provincial capital, a city yet to be connected to the national power grid, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), said in a statement.

To launch the event, the provincial governor and Faizabad mayor walked the city streets as the new lights lit up one by one, the statement said, adding local shopkeepers and local pedestrians were happy with the project.

Illuminating a section of the recently completed Keshim-Faizabad highway, the statement said, the solar lights would help reduce the municipality’s needs for diesel fuel. 

"Improved lighting will also reduce crime, facilitate nighttime traffic, extend market hours along the roadway in the city, and improve security for local population," it said.

At the launching ceremony, the governor, Shah Wali Adeeb, said the lights would result into improved security and would prevent vehicle accidents. "This kind of project has a very good impact on Faizabad City,” he said.

Each streetlight illuminates an area of 225 square meters – enough to cover the street, sidewalks, and local shops, the USAID said.

Each 30-watt LED light is powered by two solar panels that charge a large battery throughout the day, it said. As the sun begins to fall, the lights turn themselves on automatically and remain on until sunrise the next day. 

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