Tonga Cable Limited Board of Directors met with high level delegates from both the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank (WB) on 24 February 2015 and 26 February 2015 respectively. The team from ADB was led by Mr. Bruce Lawrence Davis, Vice President Administration and Corporate Management and the WB team was led by Mr. Axel van Trotsenburg, Vice President East Asia and Pacific Region.
One of the reasons for their visits was to follow up on the impact of the submarine fibre optic cable project, which they co-financed with Tonga Communications Corporation, to connect Tonga to the outside world. The project was completed on 21 August 2013 and both teams were quite pleased with the results, so far.
They also had a chance to discuss the progress on the project to extend the existing submarine fibre optic cable to the Ha’apai and Vava’u Groups which they both have an interest in.