Presidential couple attend launch of Ceiba-2 fibre optical cable

On 4th June, at the Palace of Conferences in Sipopo, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and the First Lady, Constancia Mangue de Obiang, oversaw the launch ceremony for the Technical Inspection of Vehicles (ITV) building, and the submarine fibre optical cable Ceiba-2.

The event was attended by senior figures and there were various speeches, such as one from the Deputy Minister for Public Works and Town Planning, Reinaldo Asu Mangue; the Deputy Director General for Telecommunications Infrastructures in Equatorial Guinea (GITGE) and the Minister for Transport, the Postal Service and Telecommunications, Eucario Bacale Angue.

Both the Deputy Director General of GITGE, A�scar Ondo, and Bacale Angue, pointed out that with the combination of the network of national and international underwater cables and the terrestrial fibre optical network in the country, GITGE is providing the communications network with the greatest capacity to satisfy the current and future demands of the market in Equatorial Guinea, through the most advanced services adapted to the nation’s needs.

The screening of a video on the underwater fibre optical cable Ceiba-2, a project fully financed by the Government and executed by the company Huawei, and the presentation of medals of the Order of Independence to those who worked towards the successful implementation of the project, were followed by words from the Head of State.

In his opening speech, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, praised the good work done by the new technologies team and for the progress being seen in telecommunications in the country.

Continuing his speech, he urged those responsible for the sector to take bold steps against those who misuse new technologies, and he mentioned other financed projects, such as the computerisation of the administration, and digital terrestrial television.

Through these new technology projects, the country can continue to make progress” indicated the Head of State, at the end of his speech.

With a group photo the act came to a close.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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