Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands: Telekom install free emergency line

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The National Disaster Council has thanked Our Telekom for supporting its Munda-based Emergency Operations Centre with free communication facilities.

Our Telekom last Thursday installed a telephone and fax line at the office.

Our Telekom's Manager for Western Province Robertson Szetu has confirmed the support is its contribution to the operations and 'all charges are to be waived'.

"The telephone and fax lines are a 'donation' to assist in the earthquake disaster in the area," he told NDMO in an email today from Gizo.

He added the lines will assist NDC carry out its work from Munda for 2 weeks starting on the date they were installed.

Responding to the good gesture, NDMO's Chief Administration Officer, Janet Prakash, said NDMO acknowledges this with deep gratitude.

"The assistance you have rendered has gone in a very big way to ease the communication difficulties the Munda Operations Centre has faced in the first initially," she said.

She added the support had truly made information flow between Munda and Honiara smoother.