By Kuch Naren, The Cambodia Daily

Construction of a $70-million undersea cable promising nationwide high-speed internet will be completed next week, three years after the project was debuted, it was announced on Thursday.

The 1,300 km Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand cable will officially be connected on Monday, Kith Meng, chairman of the Cambodian-owned conglomerate Royal Group, told Prime Minister Hun Sen and government ministers on Thursday.

He announced the date in response to a question from Mr. Hun Sen during the inauguration of a newly completed $7.69 million Ministry of Post and Telecommunications building on Monivong Boulevard in Phnom Penh.

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