Solar light posts are being installed on 28-km Juri-Baralekha road in Moulvibazar district to light up the hilly tracks and reduce road accidents, said Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md. Shahab Uddin.
The 30 watts solar lights are being installed at 373 important points from Bhuiya Bazar in Juri upazila to Chandagram Bazar in Baralekha upazila, said a media release Saturday.
The project has been funded Tk 5 crore by Climate Change Trust under the ministry of environment, forests and climate Change.
Major aims of the project are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as urbanising rural areas.
The minister, who is an MP from the area, said as part of the implementation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's 'Village will be City' plan, solar lights are being provided on roads in remote rural areas of the country.
He also said that the widespread use of fossil fuels is increasing the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere which is responsible for global warming. To this end, the government is implementing initiatives to generate electricity using various types of renewable energy, including solar power.
“Solar power has been provided in different parts of the country with the funding of Bangladesh Climate Change Trust,” he added.
Solar lights will be installed in phases in all the areas of the country, the release said.