Municipal public enterprise Varoš from the town of Vršac in Serbia’s northeast awarded a work contract to Tehnika AD for investment maintenance of public lighting with financial assistance from the Romania–Serbia IPA Cross-border Cooperation programme of the European Union, eVršac portal said. Almost 800 mercury-vapor lamps shall be replaced by LED and sodium-based ones, one hundred poles are to be repaired and a smart controller cabinet – containing an energy saving device with continual voltage regulation, shall be installed in Gudurički put district.
Old mercury bulbs are going to be disposed of in accordance to EU regulation, including necessary technical documentation and expert supervision. The works are financed through Green Lights for Safety and Sustainability of Roads – Gloss project, and Tehnika had the best offer in the tender, with EUR 245,900. Elektrometal Plus DOO submitted a bid of EUR 269,950 while the documentation submitted by Minel-Schréder DOO wasn’t complete, the report said. The programme is worth EUR 797,000 and IPA-funded with 85%. After the initial 18 months were set, the completion deadline was extended by further six months until December this year. Municipality of Deta, located across the border in Romania, is the local public enterprise’s partner in the project.