Kuching leads green way with LED bulbs [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) KUCHING: In an effort to turn Kuching into a green city, the authorities will use light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs for street lamps.
The move, under the "Kuching clear, beautiful, safe" plan, will take five years to implement, beginning this year.
"Not only are LED bulbs good for the environment, they last longer and are energy-efficiency," said Kuching North Mayor Datuk Abang Wahap Abang Julai, when met after the launch of a World Arbour Day tree-planting ceremony by the chief minister's wife, Puan Sri Raghad Kurdi Taib, in Jalan Bako here yesterday.
Streetlights along the Main Bazaar in front of the Kuching Waterfront already use LED bulbs, and the next to be fitted with them are the streetlights along Padang Merdeka.
Kuching North covers 369.49 sq km and includes landmarks such as the Cat Museum, Bako National Park, Pasar Satok, Petra Jaya, Wisma Bapa Malaysia and the state Legislative Assembly building.
"The bulbs will be fitted in stages and we will slowly reach the suburbs.
"Priority will be given to areas that use more electricity," Abang Wahap said.
Yesterday, 333 rain tree saplings were planted over a 2km stretch of Jalan Bako.
A total of 1,303 participants from various government departments, non-governmental organisations and the private sector took part in the exercise.
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