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All street lamps to be replaced in energy-saving project

A project to replace all street lights in Malta and Gozo with energy saving lamps will be a public-private partnership, with the two sides splitting the savings, Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi said on PBS this morning.

Energy-saving street lamps in the Mgarr-Xewkija road in Gozo.Energy-saving street lamps in the Mgarr-Xewkija road in Gozo.

The government announced in the Budget speech yesterday that a pilot project will be launched next year whereby intelligent street lighting will be installed in Gozo and 12km in Malta.

The project, co-financed by the European Union, is projected to cost €2.8 million.

Street lamps will be replaced by energy saving bulbs which will work for at least 60,000 hours and can have a dimming effect.

The project will eventually be extended to cover all of Malta, with €5.4 million from EU funds being used for the purpose.

Last year energy saving lamps were installed in the rebuilt roads between Marsa and Luqa and between Mgarr and Victoria in Gozo.

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