P150 million set aside for "retrofit lighting" in Rizal, Paco Parks
Interaksyon.com reports that the government will spend P150 million to "psruce up" Rizal Park and Paco Park.
Interaksyon.com reports that the government will spend P150 million to "spruce up" Rizal Park and Paco Park. Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio Abad said on Friday, December 30, that the amount has been released to the Department of Tourism’s (DOT) National Parks Development Committee (NPDC).
The funds will be used to replace "733 existing lamp posts in Rizal Park and 41 in Paco with solar-powered lights, as well as the 456 incandescent and fluorescent bulbs with 534 light-emitting diode (LED) lights." The report pointed out: "The government will also install 25 units of closed-circuit television (CCTV) and build a command-and-control station at Rizal Park to make it a safer tourist attraction."
According to the report, the retrofitting project is seen to "reduce the electricity consumption of NDPC by 83 percent yearly, or slash about P16.11 million from its present electricity utilization expense of P19.36 million."
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