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A-G: Digital TV Trials To Be Launched For Nadi, Lautoka

Digital television trials will be launched along the Nadi to Lautoka corridor early next month, acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said yesterday. The A-G gave details at the
17 Nov 2016 11:00
A-G: Digital TV Trials To Be Launched For Nadi, Lautoka

Digital television trials will be launched along the Nadi to Lautoka corridor early next month, acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said yesterday.

The A-G gave details at the annual Awards Programme of Votualevu College in Nadi.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum urged the people of Nadi to make use of its trial period which would give access to five free to air channels to households.

“We are putting digital televisions throughout Fiji and we are launching digital television in the Nadi -Lautoka corridor in the second week of December, so please take advantage of that.”

He explained that digital television meant that the quality of the television sound and picture would improve significantly, in addition to the five free to air channels.

“So that’s being done in the Suva to Nausori corridor. All you need is a box and we are giving out those boxes at a subsidised cost. Those who earn below the income level will actually get it for free, provided for by the Government,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

He said advertisements would be out soon to inform those that were interested in using the digital television, but had a household income of less than $30,000 a year of where they could collect the boxes from.

He urged people to participate in the process as this would be an opportunity to also provide feedbacks.

With the latest developments in the information technology sector in Fiji, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum encouraged the young people to take up studies in this field because there were more opportunities economically.

 

School community applauded

Meanwhile, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum congratulated the Votualevu College committee, parents and students for being able to tackle the challenges in education through their perseverance.

He said the school played a pivotal role, being on the borderline of rural Nadi and suburban Nadi.

And therefore this school is quite different to many other schools that maybe completely urban-based or rural-based, he said.

More than 60 Year 13 students graduated from the College yesterday, with more than 70 students receiving academic, sports and specials awards.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

Feedback:  arishma.narayan@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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