Projects are part of authority’s efforts to design and implement high quality and efficient road lighting networks across emirate
Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (SEWA) has said that it carried out 35 road and street lighting projects across the emirate in 2021.
These projects included the installation of 7,132 new lighting poles, laying 215 kilometres of cables, installing 97 lighting boxes, carrying out 30,497 lighting network maintenance works, and installing 11,497 lighting units – the majority of which were energy saving, a WAM report said.
It added that the projects are part of SEWA’s efforts to design and implement road lighting networks across all regions of the emirate, in accordance with high quality and efficiency standards and specifications.
Doctor Engineer Hassan Al Zarooni, Director of the Electricity Distribution Department, confirmed that SEWA is keen to use energy-saving lamps and flashlights in the implementation of lighting projects in Sharjah, which improves energy efficiency and supports its efforts to achieve sustainability through conservation of energy consumption, reducing maintenance costs, and reducing the carbon footprint.
He highlighted that such efforts are in line with the vision and directives of HH Doctor Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to take into account environmental aspects and reduce consumption in implementing all projects, while working in a sustainable manner.
He added that SEWA is working on projects throughout the city of Sharjah, pointing out that the lighting projects are among the vital and necessary projects that expand security and safety for residents, as well as drivers of vehicles on the roads.