Min Prasad Aryal, the spokesperson for NTA, informed of an agreement that was signed between Smart Telecom and NTA to complete this project.
According to the agreement, Smart Telecom will lay optical fiber of 96-core along the Mid-Hill Highway in the two provinces. Out of which 48 core optical fiber will be laid in the routes connecting Mid-Hill Highway with district headquarters in both provinces. And the remaining 24, will be laid along routes connecting district headquarters and rural municipalities of the districts in Provinces 6 and 7.
The agreement also says that NTA can terminate the contract in case Smart Telecom fails to implement the project as scheduled.
Previously, NTA had awarded a contract to United Telecom to lay optical fiber in Provinces 4 and 5 in April of this year. NTA had also awarded Nepal Telecom a contract for optical fiber in Provinces 1, 2 and 3 in September last year.