The local council of the city of Nawa in rural Dara’a completed the project of lighting public roads using solar energy. The initiative came after five years of powercuts and darkness that overshadowed the streets of the city.
SY24 correspondent reported that the lighting of roads resulted in increased traffic at night, and more working hours in shops, making the town livelier, as the darkness had previously made the city seem haunted at night.
He added that lighting the roads at night reduced cases of theft , in addition to giving locals a relative sense of safety.
Nawa is one of the largest cities in western rural Daraa, and is refuge to a population of about 100,000, including those who fled surrounding towns and villages.