$3.8 Million Funding Available for Nangarhar University Media Operations Center
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) by MARY GRACE DEJUCOS
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WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The U.S. Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs has announced that it expects to award a cooperative agreement grant for the construction of a new Media Operations Center at Nangarhar University for the promotion and teaching of state-of-the-art media technologies and techniques.
The estimated total program funding available was cited as $3.8 million.
This funding opportunity is open to U.S., Afghan and international organizations or companies with direct experience in construction projects of a similar nature including the construction of television and radio studios and installation of radio, television, and printing equipment.
A funding opportunity notice from the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs states: "This building will enable the faculty and students to put into practical application the theories they have learned in the classroom. This will enable the University to promote and teach state-of-the-art media technologies and techniques. The MOC shall contain the following key elements: 1) Radio recording and production studio with broadcast capability. The radio studio shall include soundproofing and controlled access consistent with industry best practices as well as adequate space for student observation during its operation; 2) Television recording and production studio (not including broadcast capability). The television studio shall include soundproofing, lighting, and controlled access consistent with industry best practices as adequate space for student observation during its operation; 3) Print production facility capable of producing newspapers and basic desktop publishing. "
The funding opportunity number is SCAKAB-13-CA-014-SCA-03012013 (CFDA 19.501). The application closing date is April 3.
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