Submarine Cable Linking Tahiti to Hawaii Landing in Kona

Media Release:

Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi and dignitaries from Tahiti will participate in the landing of a submarine cable linking the two countries a cultural ceremony and other festivities will mark the historic event.

WHO: Edouard Fritch, Vice President of the Government of French Polynesia; Senator Richard Tuheiava (French Polynesia); Mayor Billy Kenoi, County of Hawai‘i; Teva Rohfritsch, Economic Restructuring Minister of French Polynesia; Senator Kalani English (Hawai‘i); Francois Voirin, Chairman of the board, Office des Postes et Telecommunications (OPT); Manfred Chave, OPT General Manager; Jean-Claude Teriierooiterai, Chairman Tahiti Nui Telecom.

DATE: Monday, February, March 1, 2010

TIME: 7:30 A.M. Welcoming remarks; 9 a.m. Greeting ceremony at Spencer Beach; 10 a.m. Festivities at Pu’ukohola National Park.

LOCATION: Pu‘ukohola National Park, Spencer Beach

PARKING: Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel from 6:30 – 4 p.m. There will be a shuttle to transport media to the park. There is limited parking available on site.

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