With the installation of the lamp posts with high technology by Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC), more than 16,000 lamp posts are targeted to install this year, it is learnt. Currently, a total of 9,669 lamp posts are being installed as of the first week of June. For the safety of the people at night, MCDC has been implementing the lamp posts installation project on the roads using street light technology starting from the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
In 2018-2019FY, a total of 5,354 lamp posts were installed on the main road of Mandalay, according to the official report of MCDC.
“We targeted to install 16,584 lamp posts in this FY (before October 2020). Currently, 7,325 single arm lamp posts, 2,279 double arm lamp posts and 65 triple arm lamp posts are being installed. The remaining 6,915 lamp posts have been planned to install within the project period, said an official from MCDC.
When the new lamp posts are erected, the old ones are removed only to be used in other necessary installation of the lamp posts. The new lamp posts are also erected after calculation of the road width and the power of light. When MCDC is implementing the lamp posts project, the donors who wish to donate towards the lamp post project are also taking their part. More than 2,200 lamp posts are installed by the donors while over 8,200 lamp posts are installed from the MCDC 2019-2020 budgets. —Kyi Tha (Mandalay) (Translated by Hay Mar)