Sheikh Salman visits elections studio
KUWAIT: Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Sabah Saturday visited ministry’s communication center and Studio 800 that will cover the forthcoming parliamentary elections. During the tour, Sheikh Salman was acquainted with the latest preparations in the center that is equipped with 25 computers, and 25 telephone lines to cover the five constituencies. Studio 800 was provided with the necessary decorations and a huge TV screen to air information lively on the polling day.
The Ministry of Information is proceeding with the final stages of the preparations to cover the 2016 elections, slated for November 26, said Undersecretary Tareq Al-Mezrem, who accompanied Sheikh Salman during the tour. He added that prior to the tour, Sheikh Salman held a meeting with the ministry’s senior officials on the arrangements to cover the elections. The communication hub the minister visited today is the ministry’s ‘command center’ for the coverage of the election day, that will receive data from the reporters in each constituency, he added.
Mezrem noted that Studio 800, where arrangements are still underway, is provided with the latest technological devices for the historical day. According to the ministry’s senior official, tremendous efforts have been lavished, and 20 vehicle transmission have been arranged to follow 650 reporters for the live broadcast of the event, since 7:00 in the morning and till results are announced.
Part of the arrangements of the day, the ministry has increased the capacity of live broadcast on social networking sites as well as the smartphone applications. Transmission via the internet will be conducted through the Kuwait TV. Meanwhile, Mezrem said that a host of prominent media figures from different world countries will visit Kuwait, to cover the event and to see for themselves the democratic experience in the country. —KUNA