ILOILO CITY: Telecommunication companies operating in this city are set to meet and plan to change their copper cable wires to fiber optic for maximum efficiency. More importantly, the cables must be buried underground to help clean the skyline of the main highway. Engr. Rene Lescano of the Philippine Long Distance Company (PLDT) and other firms assured Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog that they would do away with copper wires and replace them with fiber optics especially along busy streets of the city. The project has a budget between P71 million to P100 million and construction work will commence on November 1, 2014 up to April 2015, in time for the hosting of two ministerial meetings of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in September and October 2015. Lescano said Phase 1 of the project entails the first 3 kiIometers along the diversion road to bury the copper wires from the Infante flyover to the El 98 street junction in Jaro district. Phase 2 will cover the span from El 98 to Chris the King going to Pavia town.