Spoke to my travel agent who just came back from SSB on a land vacation and she said she will be surprised if it is opened this year at all. We were there last November and I never saw such slow progress. They have to mix and transport all the cement by hand. Then they take several "smoke" breaks an hour! We had heard it was to be open October 2004. Then they kept moving the date back. I'll be shocked if it is opened by the time we go there for 10 days this November. The TA took pictures and I can't wait for her to send them to me so I can see how much progress hasn't been made!