Undersea cable to deliver on time

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PRIME Minister Rick Hou says installations for the undersea cable is expected to start by February 2019.

In an interview with ABC last week, Hou says due process for the undersea cable work is progressing well.

He says the issue of high and low water mark is now resolved with the Solomon Islands Cable company resolving the issue with land owners recently.

Hou said the only obstacle that government have to overcome is the foreshore issue.

“So the foreshore is beneath the high water mark, but above high water mark, it is all government land.”

He said Solomon Islands Cable Company have had consultations with the landowners over the past several months and has now resolved the issue of foreshore.

He said the progress is really good and he believes the project will be delivered on time, which is December 2019.