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MIP: 30 Percent of Frequencies Used in Ukraine Allocated for ATO Zone

On September 28, First Deputy Minister of Information Policy Emine Dzhaparova opened the International Economic Forum Discover Dn.Ua, held in the city Kramatorsk.

Emine Dzhaparova spoke about the key achievements of the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine in terms of the development and restoration of broadcasting in Eastern Ukraine as part of the work of the Commission on Ensuring the Stable Functioning of the National Television and Radio Broadcasting System.

“During the Commission’s work, two telecommunication towers have been constructed in Kramatorsk (the Karachun Mountain) of Luhansk Oblast and Bakhmutivka of Donetsk Oblast; more than 60 transmitters have been received from international partners; Ukrainian broadcasting coverage in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts has increased by 27 percent; FM-radio audience in governed and ungoverned areas have grown by 40 percent to 700,000 people; analogue television audience increased by 30 percent and digital television audience by 9 percent.

“In addition, over these years 57 FM-radio frequencies have been allocated for the ATO zone, which is nearly 30 percent of all the frequencies allocated throughout Ukraine, and temporary broadcasting licences have been issued for 77 TV and radio channels,” the First Deputy stressed.

The Forum was organized by the Donetsk Oblast Military and Civil Administration.

It featured Emine Dzhaparova, First Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine; Pavlo Zhebrivskyi, Head of the Donetsk Oblast Military and Civil Administration; Janthomas Hiemstra, Director of the UNDP Office in Ukraine; John Pennell, Deputy Mission Director at USAID Regional Mission for Ukraine and Belarus; Tetiana Rychkova, Ukraine’s MP; Hennadii Chyzhykov, President of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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