U.S. Government Supports Street Light Services in Uzgen
May 15, 2012
On May 15, the U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will award a $94,398 grant to the Uzgen municipal government to improve street light service in Uzgen city (Osh province). The ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Lenin school of Uzgen city.
USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) will support the purchase of 50 street light poles and 396 lamps for the rehabilitation of lights over 19 kilometers of central city streets. The Uzgen municipal government will contribute to this activity by installing the street light poles and lamps. This activity will improve critical public services and increase safety among Uzgen city’s residents.
In 2011, USAID and Jalalabad municipal authorities completed a similar project in Jalalabad. As a result, Jalalabad registered a 10-15% reduction in night-time crime according to the municipal Ministry of Interior, and a 33% increase in monthly tax revenues compared with the previous year, according to the Mayor’s Office. This program is one of many assistance projects supported by the American people through USAID.
For more information about USAID programs, please visit our web site at: http://kyrgyzstan.usaid.gov/kyrgyzstan.