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Samoa Submarine Cable Company (SSCC)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD25 million grant for the deployment of a submarine cable between Samoa and Fiji, which will be operated by newly established, locally-owned Samoa Submarine Cable Company (SSCC). ADB’s grant, which has been sourced from ADB’s concessional Asian Development Fund, will be complemented by co-financing of USD16 million from the World Bank and USD1.5 million from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with SSCC providing USD8.18 million in equity; the government of Samoa will cover taxes and duties of USD6.73 million. The total project cost is estimated at USD57.4 million. The cable will span 1,300km and link Samoa’s largest islands of Upolu and Savai’i to the Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) in Suva, Fiji, and is scheduled to be completed by March 2017.

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