Optical fibre project sees completion

Kathmandu, August 29:

The Government of the People’s Republic of China has formally handed over the project of Optic Fibre Cable Laying from Khasa to Kathmandu to the government of Nepal.

The Delivery and Acceptance Certificate for the project was signed between the governments of Nepal and People’s Republic of China today.

A press statement issued by the Ministry of Finance stated that an acceptance test of the network was conducted in August this year after the China International Telecommunication Construction Corporation completed the Optical Fibre project in July.

The project included laying of 36 core optical cable along a stretch of 115 km along the Arniko highway between the Tibetan border of Khasa and Kathmandu and installation of Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) equipment at 16 stations along the highway. This optical link has provided a North-South optical superhighway backbone link.

The release further added that all 16 telecommunication stations have come into a single network for operation, which will enhance telecommunications facilities to those locations.

People living along the highway would be benefited from technology.

Besides the optical link via India, Nepal will have additional alternative access to global telecommunication network for the expansion of the services like voice, data, Internet, video/television signals, Multimedia (Video conferencing, tele-education, tele-medicine etc), the release stated.

Rameshwor Prasad Khanal, secretary, Ministry of Finance and Zheng Xianglin Ambassador of People’s Republic of China signed the delivery and acceptance certificate on behalf of both the governments.