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Foundation stone for Mid Hill Information Super Highway laid in Nepal

Infrastructure News - Published on Tue, 21 May 2019

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The ‘Digital Nepal’ concept gained an impetus with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli laying foundations stone for Mid Hill Information Super Highway at Mashtaar in Galchhi Rural Municipality in Dhading district. Minister for Communications, Information and Technology Gokul Banskota said that the 15th Five-Year Plan had incorporated the ‘Digital Nepal’ framework. He was confident that it would be able to contribute worth NPR 8 billion in the gross domestic production within four years.

Nepal Telecom, which has been awarded package to this project, has commenced laying down the optical fiber in Hile of Dhankuta district and at Khurkot in Sindhuli district along with Galchhi simultaneously to provide fast internet service to the people in the rural areas in these districts.

Government’s vision of ‘Digital Nepal’ envisages to lay down optical fiber to all local levels by utilizing the amount of Rural Telecommunication Development Fund.

Nepal Telecommunications Authority, the telecommunications regulator in the country- mobilizes the fund to develop two projects-1) building Mid Hill Information Super Highway and 2) Broadband Access Network Projects. Optical fiber will be laid down in the places from Chiwa Bhanjyang of Paanchthar to Arughat of Gorkha district, according to NTA. This will ensure the optical fiber are expanded to all 35 districts of three states 1, 2 and 3 by considering Mid Hill Road Network as a basis.

State-owned Nepal Telecom had received the package to build the district optical network and providing optical network lease connectivity services. The agreement on the same was signed between NT and NTA on September 28, 2016. The cost of the project is over NPR 3 billion and expected to be completed within two years,

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Posted By : TelecomGuru on Tue, 21 May 2019
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