Reconstruction and maintenance at Radio URACCAN Rosita
Affected by hurricanes Eta and Iota
Following the passage of Hurricanes Eta and Iota through the Nicaraguan Caribbean, countless buildings were affected, including the communication laboratory in URACCAN rosita extension. According to a report issued to the rectory, this medium suffered significant damage to its transmission tower and infrastructure.
For this reason, the URACCAN authorities, coordinated by the rector of this house of intercultural higher education, Dr. Alta Hooker Blandford, began the improvement process since last December 2020.
Investment in maintenance and improvements
According to Master Lázaro Figueroa, director of Radio URACCAN Rosita, the investment amounts to C$ 300,000.00 (Three hundred thousand córdobas) and work began with corrective and preventive maintenance in the transmission tower and radial system, in addition to the improvement of the infrastructure (roof), affected by the winds of Hurricane Iota, which reached more than 200 km/h in the Rosita area.
Figueroa also appreciated the support obtained by the rectory, "We greatly thank our rector, who did not hesitate to provide us with immediate support to the communication laboratories that were affected by the hurricanes. In Rosita's case, she made available the funds for these works to be implemented in improving the infrastructure and correcting the problems presented in our tower and radio transmission system," she explained.
Radio URACCAN Rosita, is one of the communication laboratories that suffered damage to its infrastructure as well as channel 5, intercultural community channel in Bilwi and Radio URACCAN Siuna, which have been attended by rectory, for the continuity of its operation and thus contribute in institutional and community processes from intercultural communication.