Chinese project to give Timor-Leste digital TV still wanted

21 July 2020

A Timorese government official, Merício Juvenal dos Reis, has expressed hope that work on a Chinese project to bring digital television to Timor-Leste will resume as soon as possible, the Chinese Embassy in Dili says.

The embassy issued a written statement quoting Mr Juvenal dos Reis as saying resumption of the project would increase Sino-Timorese cooperation in countering the Covid-19 pandemic, and Sino-Timorese engagement in the fields of mass media and culture.

Chinese Ambassador to Timor-Leste Xiao Jianguo expressed hope that digital television will reach Timor-Leste soon, and so help Timorese understand China and Chinese culture better, the Chinese Embassy says.

In June last year the Chinese government-run news agency, Xinhua, reported that work on the project had begun, overseen by two Chinese entities, the National Engineering Laboratory for DTV (Beijing) and Potevio Group Corp.

(Source) Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries (Macao):