|Vietnamese Fishermen Salvage Internet Cable|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Fri, 08 Jun 2007 00:04:11 -0500
Fishermen who were allowed to take unused war-era undersea copper|
cables have gone too far, "salvaging" fibre-optic lines providing some
of Vietnam's Internet and other international communications.
A Ministry of Posts and Telematics report seen on Thursday urged
"The general assessment is that most fishermen, and in some cases even
State-run newspapers said an 11-km (7-mile) section of stolen TVH
In all, about 43 km (27 miles) of fibre-optic cable is missing,
"Now just one undersea cable connects Vietnam with the outside world,"
The theft began after the government in the southern province of Ba
The Vietnam war in which the United States backed a South Vietnam
The permission to salvage the cable has been withdrawn, the ministry
Copyright 2007 Reuters Limited.
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