El Salvador: $19 million for Road Lighting

Using a public-private partnership scheme, a lighting and video surveillance system is to be installed on 140 kilometers of roads in four departments.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

According to Fomilenio II, the project is in the phase "Recruitment of the advisor to structure the project", which is "on hold - as of May 2018." 

A statement details that the investment will consist of the " ... installation of lighting, video surveillance cameras, underground cables, monitoring rooms and infrastructure along 140 kilometers of the priority network in 24 municipalities."

According to the document, the tender for the project is scheduled to take place between November 2018 and March 2019, the final approval by the Legislative Assembly of the Public-Private Partnership will be in July 2019, and the start of the works will be in January from 2020.

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