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18 Jul 2019

Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Impressed with National Library Service

Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta - Minister of Public Works and Public Housing, Basuki Hadimuljono, said he was impressed when visiting National Library Service Building located on Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan. In his opinion, the library building which has 24 floors feels comfortable and has a complete collection.

"Today I got the wow effect. It is the first time I come to National Library, my impression is truly wow," Basuki said after attending Earthquake Care and Volcano National Awareness Workshop at Soekarman Theater 2nd fl., National Library Building, Thursday (18/07).

Basuki said, with the collection of books at National Library, the public could use them to increase knowledge. In addition, National Library can also be used as a tourism destination for tourists on vacation in Jakarta.

"I am very proud that we have a good National Library building like this. And this can be used as a tourism destination. "People who come to Jakarta can visit National Library and enjoy the services here," he continued.

Basuki also suggested that National Library also open reading corner service in shopping centre. "My advice is reading corner service is also available in shopping centre, because many people come there so that book can get closer to the public," he added.

On the occasion, Minister of PUPR Basuki Hadimuljono also launched 15 books related to disaster research resulting from collaboration of researchers across institutions.

Meanwhile, Director of National Library Muhammad Syarif Bando expected that the books related to the disaster research can be immediately converted into digital books, so that they can be accessed by wider community.

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