In present technologically advance world, fast speed internet connectivity is now important for every state so that its nationals can enjoy good services. For ensuring better telecommunication and internet services, fiber optics is now the hour of need. The Government of Afghanistan, for this purpose, has also shown interest in improving its telecom services and signed an agreement with China.
Sayed Ahmad Shah Sadat, the acting Telecommunications & Information Technology Minister of Afghanistan, has signed an agreement with Chinese counterpart “Miao Wei” in Beijing. Under this agreement Afghanistan will be linked to China through “Wakhan” district of Badakhshan province through a fiber optic line.
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Sadat told “Pajhwok Afghan News” that:
“Implementation of the agreement with China would help Afghanistan shun reliance on other countries.”
He further said that:
“Under the agreement, China will help Afghanistan in three main areas and a 4,800km fiber optic line would be extended from Kashgar city of China to Faizabad, the provincial capital of northeastern Badakhshan via Wakhan border district.”
This agreement of fiber optics will play a significant role in realizing the digital Silk Road project. Further, Afghanistan will now be able to connect to European countries.
After the completion of the project, Afghanistan will become more like a square between India, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Tajikistan, China and Turkmenistan.
Sadat is presently also in talks with other Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE to further improve the Information and Communication sector of Afghanistan.