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12:00 AM, December 24, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, December 24, 2018

Media centre to be opened to provide polls info: Tarana

The information ministry is set to launch a media centre at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel in the city, to provide election-related information from December 29 to 31.

State Minister for Information Tarana Halim made the announcement at her secretariat office on Sunday.

The media centre will remain open round the clock, where seven officials each will work in three shifts.

Bangladesh Television will live telecast election results provided by the Election Commission through digital screen at the media centre. Besides, updates of the commission will also be displayed on the screen, said Tarana.

Besides, a total of nine officials will perform duty in each shift in the “Rumour Identification Cell” from December 29-30, she said, adding that media will be informed about election-related rumours.

The state minister also said officials of the Press Information Department (PID) will also be at the airport to assist foreign observers.

Foreign embassies in Dhaka will also be informed about the media centre through letters, so that they can contact it for any information required.

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