A Memorandum of Understanding Signed between Ministry of Communications and IT, State Ministry for Disaster Management and ATRA

Date: 3-May-2017
A tripartite MOU, for cooperation on developing Afghanistan Emergency Telecom Regulatory Framework (AETRF) was signed between Ministry of Communications and IT, State Ministry for Disaster Management and ATRA.
Engineer Saed Ahmad Shah Sadaat, Acting- Minister of Communications and IT, Wais Ahmad Barmak, State Minister for Disaster Management, Dr. Mohammad Najeed Azizi, ATRA Board Chairman, senior officials of the mentioned authorities  and a number of media representatives participated in a press session, which was organized in the Government Media Center on this occasion.

Comprehensive speeches were delivered on important role of telecom for awareness and disaster management and as well telecommunication service was termed crucial and valuable in the need for developing a national framework for the purposes. It was pointed out that the National Emergency Telecom Regulatory Framework will be developed by the ITU/APT that will address the role of ICT actions and services in regard to pre disaster, during disaster and post disaster situation and how to setup a coordinated mechanism to deal with the related issues. It was also pointed out that the governmental and private stakeholders to coordinate emergency telecommunication services within the scope of the AETRF based on the MOU. The ceremony ended replying journalists’ questions.