The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the meeting was organized on Tuesday evening where three procurement related items having a combined value of $7 million belonging to the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications were reviewed and approved for immediate implementation.
The statement further added that the Afghan Telecommunications Company shared the realization report regarding the previous decisions taken during the National Procurement Commission meeting regarding the protection and maintenance of the billing system.
The participants of the meeting approved the request by the Afghan Telecom Company for expanding the capacity of the system from 3.1 million to 6.1 million, ARG Palace said, adding that the meeting also approved the recommendation by the Information Technology and Telecommunications Ministry for the installation of Core Network GSM and related equipments.
The statement by ARG Palace also added that the meeting approved the recommendation by the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications regarding the request by the proposing company about the payment in foreign currency.
President Ghani said the security of telecommunications in the capital and provinces have direct links with the security of the country, emphasizing that the telecommunications security must be ensured immediately.
The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications and the Afghan Telecom Company were also instructed to present a report regarding their services in 34 provinces.