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China gives bulbs and AC units

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GOVERNMENT is one step closer to its goal of reducing its electricity use by 22 per cent by 2020. This is thanks to the donation of 25 000 LED tube light bulbs and 1 000 inverter air-conditioning units from the Chinese government.

Senator Darcy Boyce, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for energy, said the items would be installed at over 100 Government buildings.

These included the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Geriatric Hospital, Ministry of Transport and Works, Central Purchasing Department, Barbados Defence Force, nine police stations, seven polyclinics, 14 post offices, three fire stations and ten schools.

He was speaking at yesterday’s handover ceremony at Government Headquarters.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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