Installation of fiber optic cable along Torit-Nadapal route begins underway
The installation of the fiber optic cable along the Torit-Nadapal route began on Monday, according to authorities in Eastern Equatoria State.
The fiber optic connection would improve telecommunications and internet services, and many residents hailed the news and urged the state administration to expedite the construction.
Engineer Norman Charles Gideon, director-general of the state ministry of roads and bridges and controller of the Juba-Torit-Nadapal highway building, told Radio Tamazuj on Monday that the cable would run parallel to the roadway.
“The national government has sent a firm to begin laying the fiber optic connection that will reach from the Indian Ocean via Eastern Equatoria to Juba,” he stated. “This system will run beside the roadway and will be 2.5 meters deep in the earth.”
Engineer Charles believes that people should be aware of and accept continuing efforts for national development.
“So, I want to make people aware of the continuing work, which is for the benefit of all our residents throughout the nation since we will not have difficulties with the internet, and people will even watch live television,” he said.
Naboi Christine, a young woman, hailed the development, saying it would save communication costs, increase growth, and eliminate insecurity.
“It will increase the economy of our nation because airtime will be cheap, and it will reduce insecurity because people will have access to timely information because of connection,” she added.
The Juba-based QUAVENTO Company Limited is installing the cable, and its other partners will install the other end from Eldoret in Kenya, where they will meet at the border.