Approval of the contract for the extension of the Wakhan Corridor Fiber Optic Survey Project by the National Procurement Commission

The contract for extension of the Fiber Optic Survey project of MCIT from the Wakhan Corridor (Broghil - China’s border) was approved at the 159th weekly session of the National Procurement Commission chaired by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, held in the presidential palace (Arg) on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

With the implementation of the project, Afghanistan will not need to provide internet from other countries anymore, as will as it will not only be connected to Europe and various Asian countries, but also would be able to play significant role as a digital hub between Pakistan, India, Iran, Uzbekistan, China, China Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.