A group of Tasmanian companies has won a contract to provide remote Pacific islands with FM radio.

The Kiribati Government awarded about $2 million to the Powercom group to set up the first radio contact between the country’s coral islands.

The islands are so remote that the radio equipment will be transported via canoe.

Powercom managing director Dianne Thompson says the company is experienced in challenging terrain after working with the Tasmanian landscape.

“We put a system on, the CDMA system on King Island in the year 2000 and that we had to also get everything onto the island and probably that’s where we got our expertise in working in difficult places,” she said. (source ABC)