Kota Sentosa commercial area gets street lighting upgrade to enhance aesthetic appeal, nightscapes

Yap (in yellow shirt) handing over of the letter of award and site for decorative street lighting project for Kota Sentosa Commercial area to the representative from C.P.W.T Supplies and Services.

KUCHING, Sept 27: Kota Sentosa assemblyman Wilfred Yap this morning handed over the letter of award and site for the installation of decorative street lighting in Kota Sentosa Commercial area, costing RM200,000, to the successful contractor, C.P.W.T Supplies and Services.

The funding for this project is sourced from Yap’s Rural Transformation Project (RTP) for N12 Kota Sentosa, with Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) acting as the implementing agency responsible for overseeing and supervising the project.

During the brief handover ceremony, Yap reminded MPP and contractor to ensure that the installation of decorative street lighting works is completed within four months, with the deadline set for Dec 15.

He highlighted that the local business community had previously requested these decorative street lights to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the Kota Sentosa commercial area.

“This would also add charm and a welcoming environment to night time facade and architectural view of the area.

“One of the objectives for the installation is to draw attention to the uniqueness of Kota Sentosa Commercial area and to attract more local visitors and tourists,” he said in a statement today.

The project’s scope of works include dismantling existing street lighting poles and thereafter the installation of new double arm decorative pole with 150 Watts LED street lantern, 120 Watts street lights and LED motive lights.

Yap specifically requested the use of LED lighting due to its low energy consumption, aligning with the project’s goal of reducing its carbon footprint.

“This project though small is in line with the Sarawak government’s policy of reducing carbon emissions by 45 per cent, equipping Sarawak with sustainable infrastructure and promoting a more sustainable future by strengthening our resilience towards climate change by 2030,” he added. — DayakDaily