Two months to fix seabed cables

TELIKOM has advised Papua New Guinean customers in most of the country that its seabed cable suffered multiple damage during the September 11 earthquake – and the telecommunications company is unsure of when repairs can be completed.
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Staff Reporter

It says the breakages affected the Momase, Highlands and Islands provinces that are connected through Madang.
 
The company further advises that it will take up to two months to repair the breakages, but in the meantime it says it is working on alternative solutions.
 
The 7.6 magnitude quake resulted in at least 12 deaths, hundreds of injuries and destroyed houses and roads, Radio New Zealand reported.
 
An assessment that has been carried out by disaster officials to isolate what help is needed is due to be made public.

 

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