The Caribbean region has historically suffered from a lack of electricity, but this situation is beginning to change, benefiting thousands of rural families.
Local authorities created the rural electrification project ‘Energy for the People’, an initiative that has been promoted and developed by the Governor’s Office of Atlántico, El Heraldo reported.
This project will bring, for the first time, the energy service to 1,100 families in villages and hamlets of 22 municipalities of the department.
La Flecha sector is enthusiastic, thanks to this project. The people are excited about building new houses or modifying them to be able to enjoy this service. Inhabitants of the region said that light is development, growth and now anyone can have it in their properties.
Governor Elsa Noguera expressed her happiness with this project.
“It is impressive, the happiness of all these families that benefit from our program which seeks to bring energy service to improve their living conditions and reduce the social gap,” Noguera said.
Adriano Martínez, one of the beneficiaries, said that this project is a reality and no one is going to turn it back, thanks to the work of the governor’s office.
“When I was told that I would be one of the beneficiaries, I gathered people here in my house and all the people were full of joy, of satisfaction because where electricity arrives things change automatically,” Martinez said.
Another beneficiary, Manuel Carreño, said that life will be better with the energy service.
“It will not be long before it becomes a reality,” Carreño said.
The project is financed with resources from the Pro Rural Electrification stamp in the amount of CoP$50B, which includes works and supervision, for the installation of 200 kilometers of medium voltage networks, in a total of 200 rural towns of the department.
Bottom-Line: The Caribbean region has a great potential for growth in energy issues, and expanding the service will be vital to boost the development of this important area of the country.