Riyadh to install more LED streetlights

Updated 07 September 2015
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Riyadh to install more LED streetlights

RIYADH: The Riyadh municipality has intensified its efforts to rationalize energy consumption in street lighting by increasing reliance on energy-saving (LED) systems and expanding the use of solar energy.
This comes as part of the governorate's plans to decrease the consumption of the electric power that is used for lighting the streets and squares of the capital.
As part of the plan, it will reduce the voltage during the late evening in order to trim down consumption by 30 percent. Additionally, older lighting systems will be replaced with mercury sodium lanterns, which will reduce consumption by another 35 to 40 percent.
The plan also introduces technical solutions to the problem of unpredictable lighting at terminal control stations, which results from the damage caused to photovoltaic cells through weathering. To do this, the city will install 'Astronomical Clocks', which will be programmed in advance to respond at sunset and sunrise. This is expected to reduce consumption by approximately 10 percent.
According to its report, the rationalization projects implemented already include the installation of a sophisticated system to control lighting networks remotely through the terminal control stations. These stations collect information from sensors installed on the columns of the lights and sends them automatically to the central control room which connects all of the lighting networks neighborhoods of Riyadh. This move reduces maintenance costs by making it easy to locate any faults in the network and to conduct follow-up repairs.
“These modern plans are being implemented across all lighting networks in all streets and squares. The LED systems have proven to be excellent in terms of energy efficiency, and can reduce consumption by more than 55 percent,” said the director general of the operation and maintenance center at Riyadh governorate, Abdullah Al-Shareif.


KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board. (SPA)
Updated 19 February 2019
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KSA’s anti-graft agency Nazaha reports rise in corruption complaints

  • Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030

JEDDAH: Complaints to the Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission, Nazaha, have risen by 50 percent in a single year amid increasing efforts to combat financial and administrative misconduct in the Kingdom.
Nazaha received 15,591 reports in 2018 compared with 10,402 the previous year, according to statistics released by the commission.
Financial and administrative corruption cases made up the bulk of the reports.
Nazaha has completed investigations into 59 percent of the complaints, with 4.4 percent referred to the Control and Investigation Board and 3.37 percent to the Kingdom’s Presidency of State Security.
The commission’s smartphone app received 29 percent of the reports, followed by the website at 23.6 percent, while 19.2 percent of the complaints were made in person at Nazaha’s branches. AN Jeddah
Nazaha announced the statistics as part of the National Strategy for the Protection of Integrity and Combating Corruption and Vision 2030.