China Partnered with Afghanistan on Optic Fiber Link

China Partnered with Afghanistan on Optic Fiber Link

With the advancement of world fastest speed of internet is very important. People want to be connected without disruptions. Fiber optic is basic need of every nation to provide perfect internet speed. To meet such demands, Government of Afghanistan is trying to improve its telecom sector by incorporating fiber optics. China Partnered with Afghanistan on Optic Fiber Link.

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China and Afghanistan have signed an agreement on linking Afghanistan to China through fiber optic line. This agreement was signed by Telecommunication and Information minister, Afghanistan, Sayed Ahmad Shah Sadat and Chinese counterpart Miao WeiSyad Ahmad was was accompanied by Dr. Mohammad Humayoon Qayumi, advisor to President Ghani. The ceremony took place in Beijing with the plan that linking will be done through Wakhan district of Badakhshan province.

China Partnered with Afghanistan on Optic Fiber Link


On occasion, Sayad Ahmad revealed that implementation of this agreement will be beneficial for both countries. However it will help Afghanistan to avoid dependence on other countries. China will help Afghanistan in three basic areas.

Sayad Ahmad explained that 4800 km fiber line will be extended from Kashgar city of China to Faizabad. Fiber optic will connect these two cities via Wakhan border district. This fiber optic line will also act as bridge to Silk Road Project.  The implementation of project over ancient Silk route will not only connect Afghanistan with Europe but other developed countries too.

After the execution of this agreement, Afghanistan will act as an electronic square between Pakistan, India, Iran, Uzbekistan, China, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Minister Sayad Ahmad also announced that China will also help Afghanistan in developing another Afghan satellite namely Afghansat2. China has agreed to help Afghanistan to build capacity of telecom workers.

Sayad Ahmad had discussion with Chinese tech leaders such as ZTE and Huawei. Many power and energy companies assured him to invest in Afghanistan energy sector.

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