The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT) held a meeting on Friday to review the status of telecommunications growth projects. MoCIT was sponsored by the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) and Nepal Telecom (NT) for the case. Representatives (including MPs) from various provinces gathered for the program, where they offered suggestions and feedback on Nepal TelecomR17;s service quality.
Officials from Province 2: Bagmati, Lumbini, and Gandaki participated in the program. Representatives from Province 1 took part in a similar program held at the Everest Hotel in New Baneshwor on Thursday. The next meeting with the rest of the Karnali and Far-Western province leaders is set for Tuesday.
Minister Gurung stated that the government is committed to ensuring that all citizens have access to high-quality telecommunications and internet services. To that end, work has begun to consult, suggest, and consult with the honorable parliamentarians of the affected regions, as well as all local people’s representatives.
The representatives claimed that projects sponsored by the Rural Telecommunication Development Fund (RDTF) had come to a halt, and that the priority should now be on internet and telephone service access and efficiency.
They also suggested looking at long-term solutions by looking at telecommunications issues in rural areas. The lawmakers emphasized the importance of carrying out the government’s proposal to install internet access in every ward office, school, and health facility.
Minister Gurung says the program’s aim is to evaluate the NT’s development projects and service quality.
The members would also be asked to submit complaints, suggestions, and reviews. He also mentioned that the ministry is assisting the Nepalese government in the creation of policies, services, and budgets.
Chitralekha Yadav, a member of the Nepali Congress, has called for a solution to the issue of telecom towers in rural areas. Mr. Sher Bahadur Tamang, a former Minister and Member of Parliament, also emphasized the importance of improving the telecommunications sector in order to ensure the progress of the Digital Nepal framework.
Nepal Telecom received some criticism, as well as suggestions and feedback, during the discussion program. Representatives from Province No. 2 and Bagmati Province expressed concerns about Nepal Telecom’s service quality. They expressed that they had encountered poor service quality even in Kathmandu.
Consumers are not given details about the status and standard of service, according to Dr. Amaresh Kumar Singh. Similarly, the participants bemoan the low efficiency of the wifi. Others discussed the need for an intranet, utility corridors, and internet access in district offices and highways, among other things.
Minister Gurung eventually concluded by saying that they would try to address all of the issues posed. He went on to say, “The advancement of connectivity and information technology infrastructure will no longer be delayed, and we will work to make Nepal competitive in the world.”
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