The Minister of Finance, Sili Epa Tuioti, launched the Tui Samoa Cable in Savai’i on Tuesday.
The ceremony held at Siufaga was well attended by government officials and representatives of the Samoa Submarine Cable Company.
According to the Minister, the arrival of the cable to the big island is another step closer towards the bold move to make Samoa the hub for telecommunication connectivity in the Pacific.
“The Tui Samoa Cable is one of the key enablers that will help Samoa achieve that vision,” he said.
“The Tui Samoa connectivity project is an excellent example of our Pacific leader’s vision of regional cooperation.”
The Minister added that connectivity would be a key driver in realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for Small Island developing states. Here are some more photos from the great occasion.