The Sindh Government has provided 80.7 million rupees to Radio Pakistan for the replacement of medium wave transmitter in Khairpur with a 100 kilowatt modern digital transmitter
The project is expected to be completed in two years.
The new transmitter will have a range of 200 kilometers in day time and 600 kilometers at night.
The project‚ on completion‚ will help promote local culture and language of the area besides providing employment opportunities to the local talent.
It is worth-mentioning that the old medium wave transmitter of Khairpur had outlived its life and become obsolete and the transmitter had to be shut down in November 2010. A 5 KW FM Transmitter was installed at the Broadcasting House Khairpur as a stop-gap arrangement.
The Sindh Chief Minister‚ Syed Qaim Ali Shah in November 2010 offered that the provincial government will bear the cost of replacement of the old medium wave transmitter with modern digital transmitter.
Director-General Radio Pakistan Murtaza Solangi has thanked the Sindh Government and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah for taking interest in the project and fulfilling the commitment made by him for provision of necessary funds.
He said the upgraded transmitter would help Radio Pakistan disseminate its programmes to a wider audience and also promote local art and culture.
(Source : Radio Pakistan website)