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30 Jul 2019

Bolaang Mongondow Selatan and Way Kanan Regencies Propose Building Construction through DAK

Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta-The increasing reading fondness of Bolaang Mongondow Selatan Regency people has not been matched with adequate library facilities. This was conveyed by a member of House of Representatives (DPRD) Commission 3 of Bolaang Mongondow Selatan Regency, Marchel Aliu, during an audience with Director of National Library Muhammad Syarif Bando, in Jakarta, Wednesday (30/7).

"Library is always crowded, but the place is not enough to accommodate visitors," he complained.

On the same occasion, Deputy Regent of Way Kanan, Edward Anthony, said the same thing. Public Library of Way Kanan Regency does not currently occupy its own building. Still hitching a ride. "Not ours, the facilities are also lacking for visitors," he said.

Yet according to Edward, Way Kanan Regency is currently promoting library, especially village library which is also child-friendly. "We encourage each village to build library or reading park and children's playground," he explained.

Responding to this, Director of National Library explained that government’s duty is to work together to prosper the life of the nation. "National Library supports the development of regional libraries. For the last few years National Library programme has been focusing on synergy with local governments, "he said.

On the occasion, Deputy of Library Resources Development Woro Titi Haryati explained the grant mechanism to help libraries in the regions in the form of Special Allocation Funds (DAK).

"Special Allocation Fund is assistance given to regions where National Library is implemented in collaboration with Bappenas, Ministry of Finance, and Ministry of Home Affairs," he explained. Woro urged that any requirements requested when submitting DAK be prepared properly so that the main needs of regional libraries can be realized.

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