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Re: NBC Papua New Guinea, All 22 provinces to have SW radio stations --- XYZ - Nov 07, 2017 13:54 UTC No.2717
"PNG Minister for Communication wants to invest in shortwave"
Thanks to "The SWLing Post" : https://goo.gl/ZE4pyN

Post Courier Online : http://postcourier.com.pg/basil-revive-radio-station/
November 6, 2017

Minister for Communication, Information Technology and Energy Sam Basil wants all 22
provinces to have short wave frequency radio stations.

He said this during the Central Province assembly induction program last week Friday
in Port Moresby.

"My role as the minister is to make sure that we go back to all the 22 provinces to
make sure that we revive the radio stations" Mr Basil said.

He said most of the radio stations currently using frequency modulation (FM) face the
problem of signal loose in the rural settings as it is only powered by repeater and
could not be able to penetrate when it meets obstacles.

"This is to ensure that people are kept informed and in tuned with the government of
the day" Mr Basil said.

He said to achieve this he will need the assistance of each local PMs of the 22

"We will also require the support of the provincial government and administration for
my department to roll out the program because I believe that the past decision made
by previous government that transfers the provincial radio assets back to the
provinces, the National Broadcasting Corporation and Department of Communication took
the step back because ther's no funding to make sure we maintain those asset.

"I want to go short wave and we want to bring back to all the provinces capital in
Papua New Guinea through National Broadcasting Corporation so that people in the
mountains can have excess to communication" Mr Basil said.

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