FUNDED TOWERS GO ONLINE

BY NED GAGAHE

Miniter for Communication and Aviation Frederick Kologeto has announced that four of the 140 Telecommunication Towers funded by People’s Republic of China have gone online as of Sunday last week.

Minister Kologeto announced this during a press conference last week whiles announcing that the Solomon Islands National Broadband infrastructure project implementation is going on well and on schedule.

“The project implantation is its first phase of implementation which includes construction of towers on Guadalcanal province, Central province and Isabel province.

“Since March 2024, 3 towers are already online and 10 towers are still under construction and should be completed and commissioned by the end of June.

“If the implementation goes smoothly, we will expect to complete 42 towers in phase of the project by the 31st of August and hope fully complete the project by December 2025.

“Subsequent to completing phase one, our contractors will move to phase 2 which includes tower construction in Choiseul province, Western Province and Malaita Province and phase 3 including, Makira, Temotu and Renbel Province.

“In conjunction with the SINBIP project, I am grateful to take this opportunity to thank all stakeholders to this project including

“The People’s Republic of China, all land-owning groups of project sites throughout the Solomon Islands, Solomon Telekom Limited, Solomon Tower Limited, Telecommunication Commissions of Solomon Islands, Government Ministries, and Huawei and China Harbor Engineering.

“Who continue to support the implementation of this project since commencement of the project.” Minister Kologeto said.

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