ISLAMABAD (Online): Radio Pakistan has up-graded its 10 kilowatt medium-wave transmitter at Dera Ismail Khan with a new 100 kilowatt transmitter to update the audience with the achievements being made in the ongoing military operation in North Waziristan and the efforts underway for relief and rehabilitation of internally-displaced persons [IDPs] currently housed in the local camps.

A Radio Pakistan spokesman said in Islamabad on Sunday that up-gradation of Dera Ismail Khan transmitter has cost more than 315 million rupees.

Giving details of the project, he said that the project was actually launched in September 2010 under a statement of collaboration signed between Radio Pakistan and the USAID but in view of the ongoing military operation and mass displacement of population, Director General Samina Parvez Khalid directed to expedite the work and now it has become operational.

He said that out of 315 million rupees, 291.3 million rupees have been provided by the USAID for providing high power
transmitter and its allied equipments with the installation and transportation carriage while

Radio Pakistan has to bear 23.227 million rupees as expenditure on the renovation work of existing
transmitter building and up-gradation of power supply, studio bloc with civil works and studio equipment.

To a question, the spokesman said that permission has been sought form the planning commission for the construction of Broadcasting House at HPT complex. 


Frontier Post, 30-06-2014

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