|Ha Noi Radio and Television's 250-metre antenna tower will help about 20 million viewers and listeners in the north receive better signals. — Photo Hanoitv.vn
HA NOI (VNS)— Ha Noi Radio and Television yesterday inaugurated its new transmission and broadcasting centre and antenna tower in suburban Tu Liem District's Me Tri Commune, the most modern of its kind in Viet Nam.
It has been designed to serve about 20 million viewers and listeners in the north.
Construction of the facilities, worth nearly VND500 billion (US$23.7 million), kicked off in 2010 to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of the capital Thang Long-Ha Noi.
The 250m antenna tower is one of the highest television and radio towers in Viet Nam, with a coverage radius of 100km. It will be used by Ha Noi Radio and Televison, Viet Nam Television (VTV), Radio Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) and other local television stations.
Speaking at the inauguration yesterday, Ha Noi Radio and Television director general, Tran Gia Thai, said that the tower would improve the signal in the northern midland and Red River Delta region.
The facility would help broadcasters to switch from analogue to digital broadcasting in order to reach more viewers, Thai said.
Addressing the inauguration, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh urged Ha Noi Radio and Television, VTV and VOV to exploit the new facilities effectively and speed up the transition to digital TV.
He also asked staff to report on all fields of life and national development and deliver high quality programming. — VNS