The Samoa leaders and stakeholders celebrated the new depot groundbreaking ceremony. The event marked the construction of the TE SubCom’s depot at Apia. The new depot will link nineteen submarine cable systems across the country.
Samoa’s Prime Minister, Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi gave a speech during the ceremony. The Prime Minister outlined that the international undersea communication technology firm will offer a package of benefits in the country. He stated that the initiative will foster the political stability. He added that the depot will create job opportunities among other benefits. Moreover, the project will be a key economic stimulus in the country. He noted that there will be 60% increase in trade. This will comprise both local and international business growth.
The company will support and maintain the regional installation systems. The depot will also safeguard 51,000 km power cables and telecommunication systems.