Kuwait, Iran to invest in submarine link

The Kuwaiti and Iranian governments are expected to sign an agreement next week to install a high-capacity submarine communications cable between the two countries.

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By  Richard Agnew Published  July 1, 2003

The Kuwaiti and Iranian governments are expected to sign an agreement next week to lay a high-capacity submarine communications cable between the two countries.

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Abdullah Al-Ahmad, Kuwait’s minister of trade and industry and minister of public works, told reporters on Monday that the cost of the project would be around US$13million and would be split evenly between the two countries.

According to the Kuwait News Agency, the cable will pass through the Kuwaiti islands of Failaka and Boubyan, affording them greater access to communications.

Sheikh Ahmad also said that plans are being put in place to lay a submarine cable linking Kuwait and Iraq, once the situation in Iraq becomes more stable.

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