The Ministry of Communications and Information said that the Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) will create 450 telecommunications sites soon.
Enayatullah Alokozi, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Communications and Information, told TOLOnews that these sites are created in remote parts of the country where people are deprived of telecommunication services.
According to him, among these sites, the Afghan Telecom company is supposed to create about 280 sites in 18 provinces and 320 districts worth 27.5 million US dollars.
"We have announced 450 telecommunication sites and these sites have been designed in specific areas, which are in places where there is no telecommunication service and the majority of regions (320 districts) were deprived of telecommunication services,” said Enaytullah Alokozai.
Some residents of the capital have praised the establishment of telecommunication sites in the country and demanded the interim government reduce the price of telecommunication services.
“The rates should be controlled, they should set the same rate for all the devices, because they sell the internet to the customers as much as they want for each device,” said Rashidullah, a Kabul resident.
Some economists consider the installation of new telecommunications sites in remote areas to be beneficial in speeding up the work and business processes of citizens.
“The convenience of internet and telecommunications can also have positive social and economic effects, including the simplification of the work and business process, and the result is conducive to economic prosperity,” said Abdul Zahur Mudabir, an economist.
Earlier, the Ministry of Communications and Information set the price of one GB of Internet access to telecommunications networks at 110 afghani. and one minute of phoning at 1 afghani and 85 pol.