26 Sep 2003

Fiji calls for public service broadcasting tenders

4:28 pm on 26 September 2003

The Fiji government has called for tenders to award a three-year Public Service Broadcasting contract effective from January next year.

The current contract, worth 650 thousand US dollars a year, is held by the state-owned Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Limited, but a strong competitor is privatised Communications Fiji Limited.

The government says the successful tenderer will be obliged to provide national development and leadership programmes.

The contract focuses on cultural heritage, reconciliation, special and community obligations and emergency services.

The chief executive of Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, Francis Herman, says their company is the only one competent to deliver the state-funded public service broadcasting service in both Fijian and Hindi languages.