The BVI Electricity Corporation will commence its streetlight restoration programme this week.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Anthony McMaster made the announcement via radio this morning.
“We want persons to feel safe to be able to traverse [the streets at night]. So, that is a programme that is going full speed ahead this week,” McMaster said.
McMaster further advised the public to brace for what he described as ‘interruptions’ while the streetlight project is underway.
“We are asking the community to be patient about it and be considerate,” he said.
The territory’s streets have been without much illumination at nights since Hurricanes Irma and Maria smashed into the territory and damaged virtually all streetlights.
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