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April 2020

CRA Assigns New Frequency for Radio Broadcasting in Bengali Language to Support Qatar

In the context of the measures taken by the Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) to support Qatar’s efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the CRA has assigned a frequency to a new FM radio broadcasting station, in coordination with the Ministry of Culture and Sports, aiming to broadcast awareness programs in Bengali language for the speaking community in Qatar.

After being coordinated with the Ministry of Culture and Sports and Qatar Media Corporation, the new FM station started broadcasting programs on Sunday, March 22, 2020 on FM Channel (95.3 MHz) to promote awareness to the audience about the precautionary measures that need to be taken in order to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

“In accordance with the CRA’s mandate related to allocating and managing of scarce resources like radio spectrum, the CRA has taken urgent measures to assign appropriate frequency, that can be used temporarily during this period, to help in raising awareness and ensuring the safety of a large proportion of people who speaks Bengali language in Qatar. The CRA will continue to take any other urgent measures that support Qatar’s efforts in limiting the spread of COVID-19 in the country.” said CRA.