In order to deliver better telecommunication services throughout the country, Ministry of Communications & IT (MCIT) signed the contract of 8 Universal Project with (Afghan Telecom, Afghan Wireless and Wasel Telecom) companies, which includes 289 BTSs and Towers in 213 districts and 34 provinces of the country during a press conference held on Wednesday May 21, 2014 at the conference room of MCIT.
First Eng. Hassam briefly explained the importance of telecommunication in daily life of the people. He said: in compliance with the provisions of the Telecommunications Act and the prevailing international procedures “Telecommunication Development Fund (TDF) was established. Based on the provisions of Telecommunications Act, the telecommunication service providing companies are obligated to make contributions equal to 2.5% of their net revenues towards the TDF on a quarterly basis.
These 289 sites are expected to be implemented in districts and areas in which there are no telecommunication services, or the service level does not meet the communities’ needs. By completion of these projects, about 578000 of our fellow citizens in the remote areas will benefit from telecommunication services.