Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud announced on Friday that six more stations of Bangladesh Television (BTV) will be set up soon in various divisions of the country.
“The project has already passed the pre-ECNEC phase and its activities will begin soon,” The minister said it while addressing a reception accorded to the newly listed artistes of BTV Chattogram center on Friday.Hasan Mahmud said, “BTV Chattogram center is not a regional center, rather it is a national center. Those who are involved in the management of the center and those who are artistes and craftsmen should also bear this in mind.”
BTV Chattogram is experimentally telecasting programmes 18 hours a day from January 21. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will formally inaugurate the 18 hours telecast at a convenient time, he added.
He also mentioned, “The more cultural activities are there, the more youth will be involved in cultural activities and the more their mindset will be developed. Cultural activities can also play a major role in protecting young people from militancy and drug addiction.
Hasan Mahmud attended the programme as the chief guest. Chattogram City Corporation Mayor M Reazaul Karim Chowdhury, additional secretary (Transmission) of the Information Ministry Md Mizanul Alam, cultural activist Ahmed Iqbal Haider, among others, attended the programme as special guests with BTV’s Director General Shohrab Hossain in the chair.
BTV Chattogram General Manager Netai Kumar Bhattacharya gave the welcome speech at the event.