GTA welcomes announcement of second fibre optic cable for Gozo
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News of the installation of a second fibre optic cable between Malta and Gozo, has been welcomed by the Gozo Tourism Association.
The GTA in a statement, said that this long-awaited project will definitely enhance and increase the digital infrastructure in Gozo.
The Association that argued that “Gozo’s double insularity cannot be mitigated only through permanent links. But also, with projects like this announced investment by the Prime Minister will augment Gozo’s connectivity, opening up the island for potential private investment and job creation in the IT sector.”
While it noted that concrete and serious measures are being taken towards IT connectivity, the Association also urged the Government to “step up its efforts to further improve inter-island connectivity through, the introduction of the fourth ferry, the fast ferry and last but not least, the much needed airlink between Malta International Airport and Gozo.”
The Gozo Tourism Association concluded by saying that although it is satisfied that 50% of Gozo’s Gross Domestic Product is being generated from the tourism sector, it believes that this fibre optic cable will help to diversify the economic activity and employment on the island.