30 May 2017, Male’

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Republic of Maldives to provide grant aid of up to 2792 million yen for assistance for the project for the Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting Network Development.

This project will provide an Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting -Terrestrial (ISDB_T) television network through the Maldives, making information more accessible to residents and reducing information disparities among islands. This initiative will also advance the speedy communication of emergency warning information as a measure against climate change and to strengthen disaster preparedness.

JICA has been building a close relationship with the Government of Republic of Maldives by providing various supports including construction of seawall in Male’, construction of primary schools and installation of solar panels to promote clean energy.

In addition to the Grant Project, JICA has a plan to provide a technical cooperation project to enhance broadcasters’ capability to utilize newly introduced ISDB-T system. We expect to have synergetic effects from the projects to deliver maximum benefits to the people of the Maldives.