The Government of Nepal has announced that it will invest 1 billion rupees to expand mobile network coverage on major highways across the country.
The project will be implemented by the Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) through the Rural Telecommunication Development Fund.
This project will cover the Prithvi Highway, East-West Highway, Araniko Highway, Sagarmatha Highway, BP Highway, Karnali Highway, Madhyapahari Highway, and Hulaki Highway. These highways are important transportation routes that connect different parts of the country. However, they do not have adequate mobile network coverage, which can be a major inconvenience for travelers.
The project will also extend mobile services to border areas and remote districts. These areas are often neglected by the government, and they lack access to basic infrastructure, including mobile networks. The project will help to improve connectivity in these areas and make them more accessible.
The project is being implemented by the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA). The NTA has invited proposals from Nepal Telecom and Ncell, the two major mobile operators in Nepal. The proposals are due by December 2023.
The project is a welcome initiative by the government. It will improve connectivity in important transportation routes and remote areas. This will benefit travelers, businesses, and the general public.
The government’s investment in expanding mobile network coverage on major highways is a welcome initiative. It will improve connectivity and make it easier for people to stay connected, no matter where they are in the country. The project is also expected to boost economic activity and create jobs.