Empresa Distribuidora de Electricidad del Este (Edeeste) has installed more than 10,800 street lights in its concession area, as part of the “Illuminating the Country” program implemented by the Government for the benefit of crime prevention and people’s safety.
The measure is part of the integral strategic plan “Mi País Seguro”, promoted by President Luis Abinader and coordinated by the Ministry of Interior and Police together with the Unified Council for Electricity Distribution Companies.
The general manager of Edeeste, engineer Manuel Mejía Naut, said that in general terms the program contemplates the installation of some 26,000 luminaries by that company and that they are working intensely so that all the sectors under their responsibility will be illuminated before Christmas.
“These will be the most illuminated Christmas festivities that the communities have ever had in their history. We started with the most vulnerable areas, in order to improve visibility, deter criminals and create a safer and more pleasant environment,” he said.
As of Monday, 6,181 new 90-watt LED lamps had been installed in the National District, Santo Domingo North and East. They have also been placed in Monte Plata, Sabana Grande de Boyá, Gonzalo, Chirino, Majagual, Yamasá, Bayaguana, La Victoria, Boyá, Guerra, La Cuaba and Peralvillo, among other places.
Also, 3,623 lamps were placed in La Romana, Guaymate, La Caleta, Villa Hermosa, El Seibo, La Gina, Miches, El Cedro, Higuey, Pedro Sánchez, Benerito, Yuma, Guayacanes, Consuelo, Ramón Santana, San Pedro de Macorís, El Puerto, Los Llanos, Quisqueya, Gautier, Hato Mayor del Rey, Boca Chica and Valiente.
Mejía Naut expressed that there is still a lot of work to be done and that the missing sectors should not despair “because there are lamps for everyone; our technicians work every day and at night, including weekends and holidays, so that the citizens can enjoy the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ in the best security framework that we can guarantee”.
With this lighting plan, old and damaged lamps are replaced and new, modern and efficient ones are installed in dark or poorly illuminated areas; a maintenance plan for these units was also established to guarantee their proper operation.