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ABU workshop attracts young engineers from across region

Seventeen countries were represented at an ABU engineering workshop in Malaysia this month.

There were 50 participants from 25 broadcasters at the workshop on Engineering Fundamentals for Broadcasters at the IPPTAR Training Centre in Kuala Lumpur from 15-19 December 2014.

ABU Technology Director Dr Amal Punchihewa said the five-day workshop was aimed at young engineers who had had some exposure to audio and video systems, who would benefit by attending. It focused on some of the fundamentals of audio and video systems, engineering techniques and applications that have helped engineering veterans to embrace and handle these with confidence. 

Dr Punchihewa said the training was organised on the request of a Technical Bureau meeting held in May 2013.

“We could not organise this event in 2013 or the early part of 2014,” he said. “I did not want to postpone the event despite ABU Technology having so many activities having identified the serious need of providing training for young engineers in the ABU member broadcast stations.

“The ABU place high importance on capacity-building and similar services will be rendered through DBS-2015 to be held in Kuala Lumpur, PMPC-2015 to be held in Samoa and technical assistance services to be carried out in Tonga.”