PM launches $16m Suva-Savusavu cable project
8 September, 2018, 10:15 pm
MEMBERS of the public and students from various schools in Savusavu on Vanua Levu converged at the landing site of the $16million Suva-Savusavu Submarine Cable project in Nacekoro outside Savusavu Town today.
Officiating at the launch of the cable, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama told members of the public that the Suva-Savusavu cable was only one small part of the Government’s development projects.
However, he added that it was equally important as the ground-breaking of any bridge, any stretch of roadway, or any jetty in the country – and it was certainly far more sophisticated.
“This sort of development takes years of careful planning to deliver,” Mr Bainimarama said.
“It has taken long-term vision, bold initiative and takes considerable economic means to make a reality.”
This cable project is a direct link to the Southern Cross Cable- a massive trans-pacific telecommunications network that has a landing point in Vatuwaqa, Suva.
This landing station is the connection point for a massive underwater fibre optic cable that stretches from Savusavu, 270km across the sea to Viti Levu – the latest in a string of landmark IT infrastructure projects delivered across the country.
Mr Bainimarama also launched the Savusavu Public WiFi hot spot today.