23 Aug 2012

Taiwan to provide more environmentally friendly lighting for Tuvalu

1:39 pm on 23 August 2012

Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou says his nation will step up efforts to assist Tuvalu to become a low-carbon country.

The Marianas Variety reports Taiwan plans to help Tuvalu replace its fluorescent street lights with environmentally friendly LED fixtures as part of the Lamp of Taiwan project.

Launched after Ma took office in May 2008, the Lamp of Taiwan project uses advanced solar-based light-emitting diode technology to harness sunlight.

Ma says this latest commitment, which is in addition to the nearly four thousand solar LED lights Taiwan has already donated, will boost energy savings in Tuvalu.