Bima and Buton Regencies Ready to Build Representative Libraries
Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta — Fiscal capability in each region is different, many of them are even limited. Unsurprisingly, some have asked for help from the central government for sustainable development in their regions, including construction of library building.
Such was the reason of the arrival of Regent of Buton, La Bakry, and Deputy Regent of Bima, Dahlan M. Noor, to meet Director of National Library Muhammad Syarif Bando, on Wednesday (24/7).
In front of Director of National Library, Deputy Regent of Bima planned that the library building would stand on an area of 8,000 meters. The need to procure a library building is urgent. However, Bima Regency cannot build it because Original Local Government Revenue (PAD) it receives is minimum, considering Bima Regency is a disadvantaged area. However, Regency Government of Bima is still serious in carrying out library and literacy development. Library socialisation is still consistent. The establishment of reading corners continues to be intensified.
Local Regulation No. 11 of 2019 on Literacy, particularly in schools and communities, was also issued. "We will soon launch Bima Regency as a literacy regency. The point is that Bima Regency mobilises all potentials, including Village Fund for library development, "added Dahlan.
In line with what was conveyed by Vice Regent of Bima, Regent of Buton, La Bakry also said that the new library building was set up in the location of the former regent's office complex. La Bakry promised that a representative library would be built as high as three stories. "All documents are ready," La Bakry said.