Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Additional 15,000 units of LED Street Lights for Rural Areas

Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) has increased the allocation of LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights for rural areas. This is in addition to the initiative of 10,000 LED street lights allocated by MESTECC in collaboration with the Ministry of Rural Development (KPLB).

On August 19, 2019, YB Yeo Bee Yin together with Minister of Rural Development Datuk Seri Rina Harun officiated the launch of the “Program Pemasangan Lampu Jalan Kampung" in Bangi, Selangor. MESTECC has allocated over 10,000 units of energy-saving LED lights for villages in need starting from 2019 until 2020 through the Incentive-Based Regulatory (IBR) initiative.

More than 10,000 units of LED street lights will be installed in the villages in Peninsular Malaysia under “Program Pemasangan Lampu Jalan Kampung” by Ministry of Rural Development through utility company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).

For Sabah and Sarawak, it will be funded under KPLB’s budget allocation and the Ministry will announce the installation accordingly.

The program received encouranging response resulting in increased application of LED street light. In collaboration with KPLB, MESTECC has allocated additional 15,000 LED lights to illuminate the streets in the villages. This initiative proves that Pakatan Harapan has always put Rakyat’s well-being at the forefront.

The scope of the project is to supply and install sets of lamps in poles, in public areas or in front of public buildings such as community hall, prayer houses and at street intersections.

Benefits of Installing LED Street Lights

In addition to its lighting features, LED street lights are an environmentally friendly option as they are more stable, durable, less heat-resistant and does not contains mercury. LED lights save energy and are brighter at a lower voltage.

With these LED lamps, the damage rate of street lamps can be reduced from 15-20 percent to 2 to 5 percent. Therefore, the failure of road lights can be controlled to a minimum and the maintenance cost can be reduced.

The installation of LED street lights is also one of a Government’s initiative to promote energy efficiency that can contribute to energy savings and cost savings of at least 30 to 40 percent.

Pang Sock Tao
Special Officer to YB Yeo Bee Yin
Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC)

Yeo Bee Yin and Minister of Rural Development YB Datuk Seri Rina Harun officiated the installation of LED street lights at Kampung Rincing Hilir in Semenyih on August 19, 2019