The launching event of INARA project: the Integration of an Autonomous street lighting system in the rural area of Halba Akkar
On Saturday November 13 2015, the municipality of Halba launches the project of INARA (the Integration of an Autonomous street lighting system in the rural area of Halba Akkar) at the municipality building.The projectis funded by the European Union in partnership with the Municipality of Halba, the Business Incubation Association in Tripoli (BIAT) and the Spanish Association for the Internationalisation of the Electronics, Information Technology and Telecommunication Companies (SECARTYS)
The Global objective of INARA project is to Empower Halba Municipality to use renewable energy and to light up Halba Streets. The project duration is 36 months during which up to 300 units of solar street lights will be installed to provide citizens with solar street lighting so as to increase working hours in the city and apprehend the value of alternative energy sources for the improvement of the local conditions.
During the launch, Halba’s Mayor Mr. Said el Halabi welcomed all present and said: “We meet today for the launch of INARA project, the first of its kind in Akkar, a gift much appreciated that will establish the concept of environmental, health and economical illumination. We consider that this project is a great title for Economy and progress; it is also a real and healthy partnership with international and local organizations and associations representatives that we thank them for their efforts in the preparation of the necessary research in partnership with the Municipality of Halba which enabled us from the early beginning to get funding for the project.”
He added that farmers, who make up the largest segment, are suffering from deprivation and lack of attention from the state and from international organizations which is seriously hindering its development and hoped that the European Union would focus more on developing and supporting this sector.