1. Maintenance section :It is the heart of the Engineering wing. It is divided mainly into two sections, namely, operation and procurement. The operation section collect data regarding present condition of broadcasting equipment, transmitter, measuring equipment, sub-station/electrical equipments, building, budget, civil works etc. and give direction to stations. The procurement section collect indent, requisition from the stations and purchase equipment, spare parts from the national and international market. They also take some steps to repair and replace existing equipment. This unit maintains the central store and supply spare and raw-materials as per requirement of the stations.
The main task of this section is to plan a new radio station, project or a new establishment and prepare project concept paper (PCP) or Project Profile (PP) suiting the interest of common people and the Government. They take necessary actions to submit the PCP or PP to the Government for approval. After approval of the project, they send it to the Technical Service section of Bangladesh Betar to take necessary actions regarding implementation of the project.
3. Project of Bangladesh Betar
3a. Current Project of Bangladesh Betar
(1) Digitization& Modernization of Medium Wave Transmitters of Bangladesh Betar.
i. 2 nos of 100Kw Medium Wave AM Transmitter located at High Power Transmitter-1, Bangladesh Betar,Savar,Dhaka, 1 no of 100Kw Medium Wave AM Transmitter located at High Power Transmitter-4, Bangladesh Betar, Kalurghat, Chittagong and 1 no 2x10Kw Medium Wave AM Transmitter located at Bangladesh Betar, Barisal.
Project Cost : Tk. 256.9 million
Expected date of completion :June,2013.
(2) Establishment of new FM station located in Gopalganj & Mymensingh.
Expected date of completion :June,2015.
(3).Shifting , Construction & Modernization of Bangladesh Betar,Shahbag Complex at Agargaon ,Dhaka (1 st Phase).
i.To set up modern & digital broadcasting equipment in place of old & obsolete analog technology based equipment in order to broadcast high quality national and external radio program .
ii. To provide space and site for Bagabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) as ordered by the Honorable Prime Minister , Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh at the request of Vice Chancellor of BSMMU.
iii. To provide necessary rooms and other relevant infrastructure for different offices in the same compound of Bangladesh Betar by expanding 6 th floor to 9 th floor of the Administrative building of Bangladesh Betar, Sher-e- Bangla Nagar , Dhaka.
iv.To utilize the vertical space of the Administrative building of Bangladesh Betar, Sher-e- Bangla Nagar, Dhaka and ensure a better co-ordination among Program, News , Engineering and Administrative activities.
v. To ensure continuous transmission of Traffic program so that vehicles/ transport and passers by can use safe route for movement in the crowded Dhaka Metropolitan city.
vi. To achieve the goal of sixth five year plan by introducing ICT connectivity, E-governance etc.& MDG by empowering women , enhancing child & adult education from radio program.
Project Cost : Tk. 74,70.92 lakh.
Expected date of completion :June,2015.
3b. Completed Project of Bangladesh Betar
(1) BMRE Project of Different Stations of Bangladesh Betar.
Replacement of 2(two) 100KW MW transmitters located in Nowapara, Jessore and Kahalu, Bogra. (completed)
Setup of 1(one) 10KW FM transmitter in Dhaka. (completed)
Set up of 6(six) FM transmitters of power 5KW each for different regional stations.
Set up of 6 (six) digital STL for the purpose of linking studio to transmitter for different regional stations. (completed)
Provide portable, profession CD recorders for different broadcasting houses. (completed)
Set-up server with LAN accessories and radio automation softwares.(completed)
Set up professional audio work stations with digital mixer. (completed)
Integration of digital audio console, computerized audio editing, storing and processing software. (completed)
Project Cost : Tk. 237.3 million
(2) Introduction of Country Wide FM Broadcast Network in Bangladesh Betar (1st Phase)
To establish countrywide FM Broadcasting Network throughout the whole country for high quality and noise free reception on cheap radio receivers satisfying the listener’s needs.
In order to transmit attractive and harmonious program to the remote corner of Bangladesh
In order to motivate and inspire mass people to take part in present day nation building activities, such as Poverty alleviation/ Poverty reduction, Population Control, Farm Broadcast, adult Education, Promotion of Cultural Heritage and other development activities.
With the advancement of modern technology, FM becomes increasingly popular because of high quality, less cost and easy in handing.
Using modern digital studio equipment and proposed FM network. Bangladesh Betar will be able to radiate noise interference free, clear high fidelity, CD quality program, thereby satisfying the audience needs.
Location : Dhaka, Chittagong, Comilla, Cox’s Bazar, Khulna, Jessore, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Sylhet and Barishal .
Project Cost (in lakh) : GOB TK. 2356.25 including foreign expenditure TK 1724.45
(3) Completion of 1000KW MW Equal Power Transmitter as an Alternative of Old 1000KW MW Transmitter at Dhamrai, Dhaka.
To strengthen the MW radio broadcasting of Bangladesh Betar, Dhaka by replacing the 36 year-worn out valve type 1000KW Medium Wave(MW) transmitter by a new solid-state 1000KW MW transmitter.
Efficiency of the new transmitter will be much better than the existing one. 95% area of the country will be covered by this high quality transmitter.
The new transmitter has the energy saving provisions which will be helpful to avoid huge electricity consumption.
The new modern solid -state transmitter is compatible to future DRM (Digital Radio Mondiale) broadcast
A generator of 1500KVA is included to meet power failures.
Project Cost : Tk.441.7 million (Revised)
(4) Replacement of 1(one) 250KW Short wave (SW) transmitter located in Kabirpur, Dhaka.
Project Cost : Tk.618.075 million (Revised)