BY CHARLES KADAMANA
SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) last night commissioned its new LED Lighting and CCTV surveillance system to reduce usage of electricity and mitigate against climate change.
SIPA Head of Human Resource James Gerea said this initiative is the largest in the South Pacific.
“This is an initiative to reduce electricity usage through the use of Led technology.
He said there are 20 LED lighting poles installed around the Ports international wharf and domestic wharves.
He said the initiative is part of SIPA’s Green Port initiative to mitigate climate changes.
He said new LED lights are more energy efficient and environmentally safe.
“It will enhance efficiency in ports operations and productivity output, especially with fast vessel turn-around.
“It will also ensure the safety and security of our employees in terms of providing higher visibility during night operations,” he said.
Gerea said with the installation of the CCTV system it will monitor all activities for the whole port 24 hours.
He said the initiative fulfil the ISPS requirement by IMO in London.
It will act as deterrent for any crime, theft inside the port and ensure safety and security for all stakeholders.
There are 40 CCTV cameras installed both in the international wharves and domestic terminal.