Danilo Supe, provincial planning and development officer, said the "world-class and high-tech" lighting system, made up of two circular or dome-shaped and 49 standard lampposts, was erected along the main pathways of the provincial capitol compound.
He said the new lighting system is considered world-class and high-tech and these are the same type of lampposts utilized to light up Cebu City when it hosted the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit last January.
But he stressed that the lampposts purchased by the provincial government were not overpriced like those installed at the Cebu Convention Center.
Supe said the circular or dome-shaped lamppost (Model B) is composed of 145 pieces of five-watt bulbs and four pieces of 70-watt bulbs, which are mainly the compacted fluorescent lamp or CFL type. It measures eight meters high and 1.75 meters wide. Each of the two Model B lampposts cost P 280,500.
He said the 49 standard lampposts (Model A) are made up of the CFL type bulbs. The Model A lampposts stand 2.7 meters high and 0.4 meters wide.
Supe said the total cost for the entire lighting system reached P1.566 million.
He added that the lighting system covered the key sections of the provincial capitol compound, which hosts the Executive Building, Finance Building, Provincial Planning and Development Office, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, Integrated Provincial Health Office, South Cotabato Provincial Hospital, Provincial Veterinary Office, Provincial Assessor's Office, Provincial General Services Office and the Provincial Security Unit.
Other offices located at the provincial capitol compound are the Department of Interior and Local Government, Philippine Information Agency and Registry of Deeds.