Japan has granted MVR 415 million to the Maldives to establish a digital terrestrial television broadcasting network in the archipelago.
In a statement, the Embassy of Japan stated that foreign minister Dr Mohamed Asim and the Japanese ambassador Kazumi Endo signed the agreement on Thursday.
Under the agreement, Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting (ISDB), which is the Japanese standard for digital television and digital radio used by Japan’s media networks, will be used to develop a broadcasting network to provide digital television across the island nation.
According to the embassy, the agreement comprises procurement of necessary materials, setting up antennae and laying down the network, and establishment of the operation centre’s systems.
The embassy assured that the Maldives will experience state-of-the-art digital media with the new broadcasting network.