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Brazil/Guyana fibre optic cable project collapses

Brazil/Guyana fibre optic cable project collapses

December 10, 2014 | By |
File Photo: Cable being laid at Kuru Kuru, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, in 2011.

Photo: Cable being laid at Kuru Kuru, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, in 2011

More than four years after an agreement was signed between Guyana and Brazil for a fibre optic cable to link Government facilities, the project appears to have collapsed because of technical issues. It would appear certain now that billions of dollars have gone down the drain, unless Government finds a way to rescue the venture.

According to a Government source close to the project, continuous breakage to the cable has left the project in limbo. Time and again the deadlines have been pushed back. The cable passes through difficult terrain along the Linden/Lethem trail. Logistics have reportedly caused major headaches for contractors. Continue reading