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World Telecom Day Celebrated in Kabul

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World Telecom Day Celebrated in Kabul

On May 16th, the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology celebrated the the World Telecom Day in Kabul.

The telecommunications is one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy of Afghanistan, with 86% percent area coverage in the country.  According to the Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology, the sector had attracted an investment of $1.7 billion, employing more than 110,000.

Engineer Baryalai Hassam told a gathering in Kabul on the day of World Telecommunications that the revenue of the sector stood at $19 million in 2011.

The purpose of the celebration of the Day was to raise public awareness about the importance of using the Internet and other telecom facilities and its positive impact on the economy.

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