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A new kind of bright – this is what the 600 additional solar-powered streetlights will bring to the once-obscure thoroughfares of Tacurong City.

For traversing motorists across Tacurong, this means that the stretches of the national highways of the city down the Kidapawan-Allah Junction and Dulawan-Marbel Road will be immersed in a better illuminance and a much clearer street-view.

Recently, the City Government of Tacurong already started laying out this Solar Streetlights Project.

 

Along the Kidapawan-Allah Junction that covers the barangays of San Emmanuel, San Pablo, Poblacion, New Isabela, Buenaflor, and EJC Montilla, the installation of these solar lampposts is 80% underway.

Meanwhile, encompassing the barangays of San Antonio, Griño, San Pablo, New Carmen, Kalandagan, and some parts of Poblacion, 20% of the illuminations have already been mounted on the side lanes of Dulawan – Marbel Road.

Each solar streetlight is consists of a solar panel and a 120-watt LED solar lighting lamp with an integrated LiPo4 battery, clamped to a 25-feet utility pole that’s erected on a column footing.

 

Moreover, the city government received 50 Million Pesos for this project from the Department of Budget and Management and the Department of Finance under the Local Government Support Fund-Other Financial Assistance.

This undertaking is one of the flagship programs of the late City Mayor Angelo O. Montilla and is also a complementary project to the existing 16-Million Solar Streetlight Project.

 

It was Mayor Angelo’s initiative to seek funding assistance from the national government through the Office of Senator Christopher “Bong” Go. His request was later on approved by President Rodrigo Duterte and is finally taking shape these days. (DEC, LGU-TacInformation)