Preparing proposal for BTVís education channel stressed
Sunday, 30 March 2008

Information Secretary Jamil Osman has directed the concerned officials to quickly prepare an amended project proposal for opening a terrestrial education channel by Bangladesh Television (BTV), reports agency.

The directive came at a meeting to review the progress of different projects under annual development programme (ADP) of the Information Ministry.

The meeting, held in the conference room of the ministry, decided to hold discussions with the Education Ministry and the Open University within next week to prepare the project, an Information Ministry release said.

The meeting reviewed the projects under the revised ADP of 2007-08 and the expenditure of different departments and organizations under the revenue budget.

It was told in the meeting that Taka 58 crore was allocated for eight projects under the revised ADP and Taka 35 crore and 31 lakh has already been spent, which is 60 percent of the allocation.

It was further informed in the meeting that the work on the projects to introduce digital technology for the Bangladesh Films Development Corporation and replacing the old 1000-KW transmitter of Bangladesh Betar at Dhamrai with a transmitter of same power was nearing completion.

Besides, fresh tender has been invited for introduction of DVD technology for the Department of Films and Publications. The meeting decided to send a letter to the Planning Commission to extend this project until the next fiscal year.

The information secretary directed all to report to the ministry on the progress of the project implementation every 15 days. He also directed the concerned project directors to implement the revised ADP within the next three months.

The meeting was attended, among others, by additional secretary of the ministry Mohammad Mamunur Rashid Chowdhury, Joint Secretary Kamaluddin Ahmed, Principal Information Officer Iftekhar Hossain, DG, Radio Mahbubul Alam, MD, FDC ANM Badrul Amin, DG, National Mass Communication Institute Syed Mahbubur Rahman, DG DFP Sanat Kumar Biswas and the concerned project directors.

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